Jewish Poland: A Materialized Settlement and a Metaphysical Landscape in Jewish Legends


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  • Speaker: Haya Bar-Itzhak, Schusterman Visiting Israeli Scholar, University of Haifa
  • Host Department: Judaic Studies, Frankel Center for
  • Date: 10/22/2014
  • Time: 04:00 PM

  • Location: 202 S. Thayer St., Room 2022, Ann Arbor

  • Description:

    This lecture will deal with legends of origin of the Jews of Poland as a cultural production that constitutes an important object of scholarly study. These are place legends that center on Poland and reveal how its Jewish inhabitants perceived it.  From this angle, Poland as place is a cultural category and a space of Jewish consciousness. There will be a discussion of the content, structure, and functions of these legends and the change they underwent in the post-Holocaust context.

    Sponsored by: Judaic Studies, Copernicus Program in Polish Studies

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