A conference on the legacy of rabbi Solomon Judah Rapoport to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of the prominent rabbi and scholar
On the 15th of October 2017 a conference on the legacy of rabbi Solomon Judah Rapoport (1790-1867) was held in Jerusalem at the Zalman Shazar centre. The conference was organized by the JGB and it’s Haifa University centre to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of the prominent rabbi and scholar, one of the founders of Wissenschaft des Judentums movement.
See the program and lectures videos from the conference (in Hebrew):
Prof. Israel Bartal (Hebrew University). (Watch video 1.)
First session: Research and Controversy
Chaired by: Dr Sara Yanovsky (World Union of Jewish Studies).
Dr Hanan Gafni (Ben-Gurion University, Hebrew University): Solomon Judah Rapoport as a researcher of rabbinic literature. (Watch video 2.)
Dr Ephraim Hamiel (Hebrew University): The controversy between Solomon Judah Rapoport and Shmuel David Luzzato on Ibn Ezra and Maimonides. (Watch video 3.)
Prof. Yonatan Meir (Ben-Gurion University) : Enlightenment and Kabbalah: Solomon Judah Rapoport, Moshe Kunitz and the research on the Zohar. (Watch video 4.)
Second session: Thought and Leadership
Chaired by: Dr Uriel Gellman (Bar Ilan university).
Dr Haim Gertner (Yad Vashem): Solomon Judah Rapoport’s path to rabbinical post. (Watch video 5.)
Rabbi Yitzhak Baruch Rosenblum (Ad Hena institute at Herzog College): Solomon Judah Rapoport through his toranic writings. (Watch video 6.)
Dr Natan Shifris (Haifa University): Solomon Judah Rapoport between research and Haskalah, rabbinate and nationalism. (Watch video 7.)
Prof. Shmuel Feiner (Bar Ilan University, Leo Baeck Institute). (Watch video 8.)