Contents I-XIII introduction 1-17 Division A: The Bible and Its World 18-56 Division B: History of the Jewish People 57-79 Division C: Rabbinic Literature and Jewish Law 80-93 Division C: Jewish Thought 94-154 Division D: Literatures

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Haim Genizi (H)

The Rehabilitation of the Religious Zionist Movement in Hungary After

the Holocaust, 1945-1949

277 Survivors’ Testimony – Session A

Chairperson: Robert Rozett

Thursday (4 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 2715

Sharon Kangisser-Cohen (E)

"Remembering for us" – Discussions by Holocaust Survivors in Australia

on the Future of Holocaust Commemoration

Hannah Kliger (E)

Texts of Trauma and Identity: The Legacy of Holocaust Survivor

Narratives in America

Malgorzata Melchior (E)

The Holocaust Survivors Who Passed As Non-Jews in Nazi Occupied

Poland and France: A Comparison of the Survivors’ Experience



278 Survivors’ Testimony – Session B

Chairperson: Irith Dublon-Knebel

Thursday (4 Aug 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: 2715

Aviva Ufaz (H)

The Children's Kibbutz on a Journey from the Valley of Death to the

Yearned Land

Miriam Gillis-Carlebach (H)

Children and Their Holocaust Experience: A Multidisciplinary Approach

to Children's Testimonies

Chaya Ostrower (E)

What Made You Laugh During the Holocaust? A Feminine Point of View

279 Cultural and Literary Responses to the Holocaust

Chairperson: Jacob Allerhand

Thursday (4 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: 2715

Laura Jockusch (E)

“Become historians yourselves! Record, take it down and collect!”

Towards the Writing of Jewish Contemporary History

Lev Hakak (E)

The Holocaust in The Poetry of Near Eastern Jews and Sephardim

Haya Gavish (H)

Zionism and the Holocaust As Reflected in Personal Stories Told by the

Jews of Zakho, Kurdistan

280 The Literary Response of Women to the Holocaust

Chairperson: Rochelle G. Saidel

Wednesday (3 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 2505

Rochelle G. Saidel (E)

Literary Resistance in Ravensbruck by Dr. Kathe Leichter and Other

Jewish Prisoners

Sonja Hedgepeth (E)

Passing Sentence on the Third Reich: Else Lasker-Schler’s Exile Drama


Talila Kosh (E)

Remembering or Forgetting: Israeli Women Writers and the Memory of

the Holocaust

Myrna Goldenberg (E)

American Jewish Women Poets and the Holocaust



413 Holocaust Literature – Session A

Chairperson: Neima Barzel

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: Buber 200

Iris Milner (H)

Primo Levi and K. Zetnick: On the Meaning of the “Grey Area”

Pascale Matisse Mermelstein (H)

Trauma and History in Liminal Poetics: The Boundaries of Literature and

the Incomprehensibility of History

Rina Dudai (H)

Kitsch and Trauma: The Doll House (Katzetnik) and the Story of

Menucha (Eliezer Shapira)

414 Holocaust Literature – Session B

Chairperson: Dina Porat

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: Buber 200

Rivka Maoz (H)

"Don't You Have a Clock That Ticks Also Shudder" – The Survivors’

World in Shulamit Hareven Writing

Maayan Harel (H)

Illness in the Early Fiction of Aharon Appelfeld

Eugenia Prokop-Janiec (E)

The Theme of Shoa in the Literary Output of Maria Kann



415 Narratives of the Second and Third Generations of the Holocaust:

Structuring Memory and Identity

Chairperson: Efraim Sicher

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 17:30 - 19:30 Room: Buber 200

Annelies Schulte-Nordholt (E)

The Obsession with Places in Recent Second Generation French

Narrative: "Accident Nocturne" by Patrick Modiano

Caroline Schaumann (E)

Far Away, So Close: Barbara Honigmann's Border Crossing As a Jew and

a German Writer

Hannah Adelman-Komy

Representing the Third Generation in Second Generation Holocaust

Narratives: The Case of Thane Rosenbaum's “The Golems of Gotham”

Masha Itshaki

"Poland, a Green Country" by Aharon Appelfeld: An Analysis of Another


281 The Holocaust: Memorials and Commemoration

Chairperson: Ely Ben-Gal

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: 104 (Truman Building)

Boaz Cohen (H)

Meir (Marek) Dworezcki, the Man Who Refused to Forget: On the Role

of Holocaust Survivors in the Emergence of Holocaust Commemoration

and Research

Shelly Shenhav (H)

"This Whole Lie Is the Whole Truth": Exhibits, Memories and the Past in

the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora

Gilbert N. Kahn (E)

Our Grandparents Would Never Forgive Us": The Politics of Using and

Abusing the Holocaust

Yaffa Eliach (E)

Restoring The Vanished Past: The Shtetl - The Living History Museum of

the Jewish World



282 Anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union

Chairperson: Yitzchak Arad

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 17:30 - 19:30 Room: 2503

Yuriy M. Vasserman (E)

A Study in the Dynamics of Prejudice against Jews As a Consequence of

Modernization in Russia

Inna Gerasimova (E)

The Evacuation of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic Population

in the Earliest Days of the Fascist Invasion

Mordechai Altshuler (H)

The Response of Soviet Jewry to the Anti-Semitism of the 40s and 50s

(1944 – 1953)

Vygantas Vareikis (E)

Lithuanian Jewry, National Ideology and Anti-Semitism in Lithuania after

the Fall of Communism

604 Issues in the Study of Anti-Semitism: Psychology and Character (in

Cooperation with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) – Session A

Chairperson: Chaya Hershkovic

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 2605

Charles Bahn (E)

Jewish Anti-Israelism: A Mutation of Jewish Self-Hate

Daphne Burdman (H)

Hatred of the Jews As a Psychological Phenomenon in Palestinian Society

Manfred Gerstenfeld (E)

The Total War on Israel: The Methodology of the Anti-Israel Forces

605 Issues in the Study of Anti-Semitism: (in Cooperation with the

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) – Session B

Chairperson: Manfred Gerstenfeld

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: 2605

Gerald Steinberg (E)

NGOs and Israel

Shimon Samuels (E)

The Globalization of Post-Durban Antisemitism

Mike Whine (E)

International Conferences on Anti-Semitism and Human Rights Issues



606 Anti-Semitism and the Media (in Cooperation with the Jerusalem

Center for Public Affairs)

Chairperson: Manfred Gerstenfeld

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: 2605

Itamar Marcus (E)

Palestinian Schoolbooks and Media: A Window to Internal Palestinian


Trevor Asserson

The Pictures on the BBC: An Analysis of Bias

Tamar Sternthal (E)

The Portrayal of Israel in the American Media

607 Post-Holocaust Issues (in Cooperation with the Jerusalem Center

for Public Affairs)

Chairperson: Manfred Gerstenfeld

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 2605

Michael Bazyler (E)

Post-Holocaust Restitution in Israel

Laurence Weinbaum (E)

The Contradictions Between War History and Memory in Romania

Susan Urban (E)

Minimizing the Holocaust and Demonizing a Country: Germany, Its Past

and Its Image of Israel 2000



Division C: Rabbinic Literature and Jewish Law

300 Directions in Talmud Studies (Plenary Session)

Chairperson: Menachem Kahana

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: The Dan Wassong Auditorium

(Rabin building)

Yaakov Elman (H)

This Versus That: Reflections on Talmudic Scholarship in the Last


Richard Kalmin (H)

Recent Scholarship in the Babylonian Talmud

Leib Moscovitz (H)

Between Amoraim and Redactors: Methodological Reflections

Robert Brody (H)

The Anonymous Talmud and the Amoraim

301 Cha”zal: Philology, Language, History and Literature (Plenary


Chairperson: Yaakov Sussmann

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: The Dan Wassong Auditorium

(Rabin building)

Menachem Kahana

Moshe Bar-Asher

Hillel Newman

Jonah Fraenkel



302 A Treasury of Talmudic Manuscripts: A Catalogue of Manuscripts

of the Mishna, Tosefta, the Talmuds, and the Rif of the Israel Academy of

the Sciences and Humanities (Plenary Session, in Cooperation with the

Friedberg Genizahh Research Project and the Ben-Zvi Institute)

Chairperson: David Rosenthal

Wednesday (3 Aug 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: The Dan Wassong

Auditorium (Rabin building)

Yaakov Sussmann (H)

The Talmudic Manuscripts Catalog

Yoav Rosenthal (H)

The Babylonian Talmud in the Genizah: On the Early Form of Sugyot

Ezra Chwat (H)

Alfasi in the Genizah

Roni Shweka (H)

The Talmudic Manuscripts Catalogue: Summary of Findings

303 The Early Tannaitic Halakhah

Chairperson: Leib Moscovitz

Sunday (31 July 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: 5817

Paul Mandel (H)

The Beit Midrash As a Public Institution of Instruction in the Tannaitic


Asher Finkel (E)

Two Approaches to the Determination of Pentecost: A Phenomenological


Arye Hayoun (H)

Halakhah that Precedes Beit Shamai and Beit Hillel: General Principles of

Reconstituting the Early Corpus of Pharisaic Halakhah



304 Mishnah and Toseftah – Session A

Chairperson: Vered Noam

Sunday (31 July 2005) 14:30 - 16:30 Room: 5817

Avraham Walfish (H)

Reading Mishnah Intertextually

Paul Heger (H)

Where Slept the Priests? An Alternative Proposal on How to Read the

Opening Lemma of Mishnah Tamid 1:1

Mordechai Meir (H)

“The Six Orders of the Mishnah Vowelized and Annotated” by Hayyim

Nahman Bialik: Guidelines to Bialik’s Forgotten Enterprise, Marking

Seventy-Five Years since Its Publication

Moshe Koppel

Reconstructing Tractate Qinim

305 Mishnah and Toseftah – Session B

Chairperson: Avraham Walfish

Sunday (31 July 2005) 17:00 - 19:00 Room: 5817

Judith Hauptman (H)

A Chapter in the History of the Editing of the Mishnah: A Reformulation

of the Aggadah of the Tosefta

Joshua Kulp (H)

Organizational Patterns in the Mishnah in Light of Their Toseftan


Binyamin Katzoff (H)

The Tosefta's Text-Tradition in Relation to the Baraitot in the Talmudim:

A New Analysis of Tractate Berachot



432 From Language to Language in the Second Temple Era

Chairperson: Yochanan Breuer

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: 2603

Richard Steiner (E)

Reading vs. Speaking in the Hebrew of the Roman Period: On the

Pronunciations of .et

Hyun Joon Choi (E)

Some Lingusitic Modifications of Adverbs in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Elisha Qimron (H)

Hebrew Between the First Revolt and the Bar Kokba Revolt 67-135 C.E

Stefan Schorch (E)

Unity and Discontinuity: A Hebraistic Version of the History of Ancient


433 Mishnaic Hebrew and Aramaic – Session A

Chairperson: Amos Dodi

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: 2603

Chaim E. Cohen (H)

The Participle of the Passive Conjugations in Mishnaic Hebrew

Natan Braverman (H)

Variation of Prepositions in Tannaitic Hebrew

Rivka Shemesh

Forms of Address in Mishna and Tosefta

Judith Hanshke (H)

Linguistic Aspects of the Cambridge Manuscript of the Mishnah



434 Mishnaic Hebrew and Aramaic – Session B

Chairperson: Judith Hanshke

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 17:30 - 19:30 Room: 2603

Yochanan Breuer (H)

Early and Late in Mishnaic Hebrew: Temporal Expressions that Develop

into Causal Expressions

Ofra Tirosh-Becker (H)

Vowel Interchanges in Rabbinic Citations Embedded in Karaite


Michael Rezik (H)

The Livorno Edition of the Mishnah and the Popular Transmission of

Rabbinic Language Among Italian Jews

Moshe Morgenstern (E)

From Yemen to Babylonian in the Study of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic

207 Everyday Life in the Ancient World

Chairperson: Yaron Z. Eliav

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 17:30 - 19:30 Room: 2720

Avi Sasson (H)

The Development of the Custom of Providing “Provisions for the Way”

(Drinking Apparatus and Planting Saplings) for Travelers in the Land of


Aharon Oppenheimer (H)

Trade with the Far East in the Talmudic Period

Susan Weingarten (E)

Food in the Babylonian Talmud: Memories of Sumer, Foretastes of


Yoel Fixler (H)

Gitin After the Bar-Kochva Revolt



208 Jews and Judaism in the Greek World

Chairperson: Moshe-David Herr

Wednesday (3 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 2720

Noah Hacham (H)

On Parallels, 3 Maccabees and the Book of Esther

Azaria Baitner (H)

The Figure of God in the Zodiac and Jacob's Image

Emmanuelle Main

The concepts of Hellenismos and Ioudaismos in the II Maccabees and

Modern Historiography

Edward Dabrowa (E)

The Hasmonean Kingship in the Hellenistic Context

209 Jewish Identity in the Greco-Roman Era

Chairperson: Doron Mendels

Wednesday (3 Aug 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: 2720

Michael Satlow (E)

"A People of Philosophers": Jews, Greeks, and Self-Identity

Eyal Ben-Eliyahu (H)

The Names of the Land During the Second Temple and the Roman-

Byzantine Periods

Pieter Van der Horst (E)

“The Most God-Fearing and the Most Abominable of All Nations:" A

Greek Philosopher on the Jews

Dorit Gordon (H)

Agatharchides, Mendele, Aristobulos2 and the Question of the Jewish

Sources of Josephus



210 Archaeological and Epigraphic Finds

Chairperson: Lee I. Levine

Thursday (4 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 2720

David Goodblatt (H)

Once Again on the Title "Nasi"

Ben-Zion Rosenfeld (H)

The Identity of "Rabbi" in Rabbinic Literature and Epigraphy, and Its

Implications for the History and Status of the Sages in Byzantine


Susan Sorek (E)

'Remembered for Good': Synagogue Inscriptions of Roman Palestine

Galit Noga-Banai (E)

Loca Sancta – Traditions and Roman Sarcophagi

211 Herod and His Age

Chairperson: Zeev Weiss

Thursday (4 Aug 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: 2720

Joseph Patrich (H)

The Wall Street, the Eastern Stoa, the Location of the "Tetrapylon", and

the Halakhic Status of Caesarea (Commentary on Tosefta Ahilot


Samuel Rocca (H)

Herod and Augustus

Eyal Regev (H)

Herod's Jewish-Roman Ideology: Rhetoric and Evidence



212 Josephus and His Age

Chairperson: Joshua Schwartz

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 105 (Truman Building)

Mordechai Gichon (H)

The Generalship of Josephus

Geoffrey Herman (H)

“Mithridates he captured alive and brought home mounted naked upon an

ass”: Persian Motifs in the Tragedy of Anilaeus and Asinaeus (Josephus,

Antiquities XVIII, 314-370)

Daniel Maoz (E)

The Torah in Josephus' Antiquities: Three Classifications of Alleged

Additions to Bereshit in Antiquities 1-2

Louis H. Feldman (E)

The Levites in Josephus

213 Eretz-Yisrael in the Age of the Tannaim and Amoraim

Chairperson: Noah Hacham

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: 105 (Truman Building)

Ze'ev Safrai (H)

The Halakhic Attitude Towards the Samaritans

Sigalit Ben-Zion (E)

Sages vs Priests: The Constitution of a New Social Order or a Mimicry of

Existing Hegemonic Representation?

Sacha Stern (E)

Rabbinic Court, City Councils and Control of the Calendar in Late

Antique Palestine

214 Jewish Art and the Jewish-Christian Polemic

Chairperson: Oded Irshai

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: 105 (Truman Building)

Zeev Weiss (H)

Biblical Iconography and Yearnings for the Temple Cult in Ancient

Synagogue Art

Talgam Rina (H)

The Bible and the Sanctuary in Church Ornamentation on Both Banks of

the Jordan

Lee I. Levine (H)

Jewish Art in Late Antiquity and Its Historical Contexts



306 The Tannaim Among the Amoraim

Chairperson: Robert Brody

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 5817

Mordechi Sabato (H)

"Unfit Witness": Exegesis of the Tannaitic Sources in Light of the Sugiot

in the Bavli

Izchak M. Schlesinger (H)

Tannaitic and Amoraic Texts – Differences in Interpretation Practices

Barak S. Cohen (H)

Rav Nahman and Rav Sheshet: Conflicting Methods of Exegesis of

Tannaitic Sources

Mor Sagit

Mishnaic Regulations in the Babylonian Talmud As a Tool for Examining

Amoraic Legal Procedures

307 Amoraic Literature

Chairperson: Yitzhak Schlesinger

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: 5817

Moshe Asis (H)

Interpretation of a Vague Saying in the Yerushalmi

Harry Fox (leBeit Yoreh) (H)

Two (Oral) Presentations but One Meaning

Yinnon Leiter (H)

Does Fate Govern the People of Israel? Philosophy, Literature and Editing

Style in the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds

Menachem Katz (H)

Collection of Halakhah or Analytic Clarification?



308 The Babylonian Talmud

Chairperson: Shamma Friedman

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 17:30 - 19:30 Room: 5817

David Weiss Halivni (E)

On the “Maasaf” and the “Maavir”: A Phase in the Evolution of the


Aaron Amit (H)

The Two Textual Versions of the Chapter “Haya Koreh” [He Would

Read] from the Babylonian Talmud’s Tractate Berakhot [Blessings]

Avinoam Cohen (H)

Similar Literary Terms with Different Functions in the Talmuds

Simcha Goldsmith (H)

The Role of Amar Kra Midrashim in the Talmudic Sugiya

309 Editing

Chairperson: David Henshke

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 5817

Liora Elias (H)

The Editing of the Mekilta de Rabbi

Yachin Epstein (H)

Tracing the Origins of the Compilation of the Derekh Eretz [Behavioral]

Literature through an In-Depth Study of Tractate Kalah Rabati

Gila Vachman (H)

The Uniqueness of the Editing in Midrash Hadash on the Torah

Evyatar Marienberg (E)

The Baraita de-Niddah: Some Findings from a Forthcoming Critical




310 Between Blood and Blood

Chairperson: Yeshayahu Gaffni

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: 5817

Shaye J.D. Cohen (E)

Dam Berit (the Blood of Circumcision)

Tirzah Meacham (LeBeit Yoreh) (H)

Purity, Power and Politics

Chaim Burgansky (H)

The History of the Laws of Ktamim

Bitkha Har-Shefi (H)

"The Student Who Died Before His Time" (Shabbat 13a): Textual

Tradition As Tradition of Halakhah and Custom

311 Halakhah and Halakhic Rulings

Chairperson: Harry Fox (leBeit Yoreh)

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 17:30 - 19:30 Room: 5817

Aharon Kapah (H)

A Religious Ruling Revoked for Many Centuries: To What Extent Does

the Rabbinical Sage Have the Authority to Restore It?

Ethan Tucker (H)

Regarding Literary Agendas and Legal Conclusions: The Case of

Hatikhah Atzmah Naa'aseit Neveilah

Avi Shveka (H)

Is the Court Emissary Allowed to Enter the Debtor's Home? A Study in

the History of Halakhah

Avinoam Rosenak (H)

Theory and Practice: Halakhic Rulings As Stage Instructions



312 Tales of the Sages – Session A

Chairperson: Paul Mandel

Wednesday (3 Aug 2005) 17:30 - 19:30 Room: 5817

Myron Lerner (H)

The Editors of PT versus Elisha ben Aviyya: An Examination of the


Tamar Meir (H)

A Tale of the Sages As a Pitra: The Early Biography of R. Eliezer b.

Hyrcanus As a Test Case (Bereishit Rabba, Chap.41[42])

David Lifshitz (H)

Ethical Problems in the World of the Talmudic Sages

313 Tales of the Sages – Session B (n Coopration with the Chaim

Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies, Tel-Aviv University)

Chairperson: Myron Lerner

Thursday (4 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 5817

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