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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Juliette Hassine (H)

“The Three Gifts” by Y.L. Peretz and Early Christian Analogies

Yahil Zaban (H)

Mapu's Kitchen: Women and Kosher Food in "Ayit Tsavu`a"

232 Enlightened Women of the Haskalah (in Cooperation with the

Feminist and Gender Studies Sector of the Israel Historical Society and

the Moshe David Gaon Center for Ladino Culture, Ben-Gurion University

of the Negev)

Chairperson: Shmuel Feiner

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: Buber 202

Natalie Goldberg (H)

Esther Gad, A Forgotten Writer from the Late Enlightenment

Tova Cohen (H)

Enlightened and Learned Women: 19th Century Hebrew Maskilot

Hamutal Tsamir (H)

From Rachel (Morpurgo) to Rachel (Bluvstein): the Absence of Hebrew

Women's Poetry from The 1860s to the 1920s



233 Women Creators (in Cooperation with the Feminist and Gender

Studies Sector of the Israel Historical Society)

Chairperson: Yaffah Berlovitz

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 17:30 - 19:30 Room: Buber 202

Michal Shahaf (H)

Inside/Outside Her Four Walls: Abigail Lindo, an Anglo-Jewish

Authoress of the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Yael Ohad-Karny (H)

A Room of One's Own – A Woman's Private Space: Anzia Yezierska's

Novels and Their Cinematic Representation

Nitza Keren (H)

The Torah Curtain Weaver Who Stands at the Podium: A New Feminist

Discourse As Presented by Michal Govrin

Yael Shenker (H)

Keeping the Readers Safe: Feminine Literature within the Religious-

Orthodox Community in Israel

Irit Koren (H)

The Voice of the Bride: How Religious Women Challenge the Wedding


240 Between Jewish Text and East European Context: Reading East

European Jewish (in Cooperation with the Leonid Nevzlin Research

Center for Russian and East European Jewry, The Hebrew University of


Chairperson: Hamutal Bar-Yosef

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: 3001 (Rabin building)

Amir Banbaji (H)

Mendele Mokher Sefarim: A Symbol of Modern Jewish Identity?

Philip Hollander (E)

Fluid Identity in Ariel's "Leor Havenus"

Joanna Lisek (E)

The Jewish and Polish Literary Environment: Relations Between theYung

Vilne Group and the Zagary group

Karin Neuburger (H)

The Metamorphosis from Other to Self: Uri Zvi Greenberg's Struggle

with the Modern World



412 Joseph Perl and His Archives (in Cooperation with the Center for

Research on the History and Culture of the Polish Jews)

Chairperson: Yehuda Friedlander

Wednesday (3 Aug 2005) 17:30 - 19:30 Room: 2718

Shmuel Verses (H)

Stages in the Textual Development of "Megale Temirin" by Joseph Perl

Jonatan Meir (H)

Midrash Shemoth and “Bokhen Tzaddik”

Israel Bartal (H)

Women in Haskalah Literature: From Perl to Y. L.Gordon

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 Horror": The Survivors’ World in

Hareven's Work

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


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



416 Using Electronic Devices in the Research and Teaching of the

Different Phases of S.Y. Agnon’s Writings

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: 2505

Dafna Rogel (H)

The Origins of the Custom of Collecting Charity for a Bridal Dowry

Yossef Abraham (H)

Intertextuality in Agnon's Work

Boris Kotlerman (H)

Historical Time and Space in S.Y Agnon's "Poland Stories"

Hillel Weiss (H)

The Theory and Application of the Dynamic-Attentive Study of Classic

Texts (in the Works of Agnon)

417 The Poetics of Dan Pagis

Chairperson: Haviva Ishay

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 17:30 - 19:30 Room: 2505

Tamar Yacobi (H)

A Black and White Destiny: A Recurring Figure in the Poetics of Dan


Michele Horovitz (E)

Possible World Theory and "Ha-betsa She-hithapsah"

Chanita Goodblatt (H)

"Men-Clock" and Interactive Metaphor

420 Aharon Appelfeld: Between the Languages

Chairperson: Batya Shimony

Thursday (4 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 2505

Lily Rattok (H)

Kafka's Influence on Aharon Appelfeld

Anna Birkenhauer (H)

The Search for the Exact Word: Specific Issues of Appelfeld's Translation

into German

Michele Tauber (H)

Yiddish, the Language of Memory in the Works of Aharon Appelfeld



421 Hebrew Literature for Children

Chairperson: Yael Darr

Thursday (4 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: Buber 200

Basmat Even-Zohar (H)

The Beginnings of Hebrew Children’s Literature in Palestine: An

Enterpreneurial Project

Chana Livnat (H)

Heroes and Adventures: Hebrew Literature for Children and Youth in

Israel Between 1930 and 1945

Rima Shichmentar (H)

The Children’s Press During Israel’s First Decade

117 Femaleness and Motherhood in the Bible

Chairperson: George Savran

Thursday (4 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 2714

Marzena Zawanowska (E)

Yefet ben Eli's Approach to Characterization in Biblical Narrative: The

Case of Competing Female Characters in the Story of Abraham

Yael Shemesh (H)

The Character of Rachel: From Beloved Wife to Mother of the Nation

Chaya Shraga Ben-Ayun (H)

Michal, Daughter of King Saul: A Further Look

Leila Leah Bronner (E)

"I am Mother, Hear me Roar": Maternal Power in the Hebrew Bible



118 The Status of Women in the Bible

Chairperson: Mayer Gruber

Thursday (4 Aug 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: 2714

Esther Fuchs (E)

Recent "Reconstructions" of Biblical Women: Scholarship, History, and

the Question of Gender

Joseph Fleishman (E)

On the Right of a Daughter to Her Father's Household Property:

Inheritance of the Dowry

Cynthia Edenburg (H)

The World of Ideology versus Social Reality in Deuteronomic Family


Lorit Ramon (H)

Proverbs 7 and the Riddle of the Strange Woman

119 Biblical Narrative

Chairperson: Isaac Gottlieb

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 2713

Malka Shaked (H)

Biblical Women in Modern Hebrew Poetry

Marc Zvi Brettler (E)

Cohesion in the Hebrew Bible

Hava Guy (H)

The Question of the “Second Bullock” in the Story of Gideon’s Struggle

Against the Cult of the Calf

Amos Frisch (H)

Comparisons with David As a Means of Evaluation in the Book of Kings

120 Language and Literature in the Bible

Chairperson: Amos Frisch

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: 2712

Isaac Gottlieb (H)

Genesis: Opening Expressions in the Bible

Job Y. Jindo (H)

Biblical Metaphor Reconsidered: Metaphor As a Mode of Orientation

Dorit Lemberger (H)

Psalms As Language Games



121 Law and Narrative in the Bible

Chairperson: Tzemah Yoreh

Sunday (31 July 2005) 14:30 - 16:30 Room: 2712

Yael Ziegler (H)

The Oath As a Biblical Tool of Characterization:

David Elgavish (H)

Jael, Wife of Heber the Kenite, in Biblical Perspective

Assnat Bartor (H)

Reading Law As Narrative: A Study in the Casuistic Laws of the


422 The Influence of the New Testament on Hebrew Literature

Wednesday (3 Aug 2005) 17:30 - 19:30 Room: Buber 202

Yehuda Liebes (H)

A Zoharic Blessing with a Christian background

Haim Be'er (H)

The Attraction to Christianity from the Narrator Point of View

Ruth Kartun-Blum (H)

The Dialogue of Zach Poetry with the New-Testament

423 Literature and Nationalism

Chairperson: Michal Arbell

Wednesday (3 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 2718

Ayelet Cohen (H)

Protest poetry As Text and Performance: Shabtai's "Libi" and the Second


David Jacobson (H)

Politics and Literature: The Occupation in Israeli Fiction

Dror Mishani (H)

“The Detached” and “The Wanderer” Meet in the Street

Motti Neiger

Protest Poetry As Text and Performance: Shabtai's "Libi" and the Second


Ranen Omer-Sherman (E)

The Desert and the Old-New Jewish Nation



424 Old Traditions and New Concepts

Chairperson: Israel Bartal

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 17:30 - 19:30 Room: 2717

Menakhem Perry (H)

“The Cruelty of the Man Slayed the Misery of the Child”: The Poetics of

David Vogel and the Language of Chinok

Hamutal Bar-Yosef (H)

Death As a Mystical Experience in Modern Hebrew Literature

Shachar Pinsker (H)

To Write in a Silent Language? Yiddish As a Double Cultural Agent in

Israeli Literature and Culture

Michal Arbell (H)

Mendele Mocher Sforim: The Problem with His Novel and the Problem

with His Ending



Special Sessions

The general assembly of the members of the World Union of Jewish

Studies and the Union Council

Monday, 1.8.2005, between 13:30-15:00 in the Dan Wassong Auditorium

(Rabin building)

Ephraim E. Urbach International Fellowship Winners

Chairperson: Anita Shapira

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: The Dan Wassong Auditorium

(Rabin building)

Elisheva Baumgarten (H)

Piety and Gender: Toward an Outline of the Spiritual Lives of Medieval

Jewish Women

Benjamin Brown (H)

Halakha and Religious Ethics: Creating a Conceptual Research Model

Manuela Consonni (H)

Deportation and Extermination: the Becoming and Representation of


Magda Teter (E)

Jewish Law and Canon Law: Dealing with the Other

Closing Ceremonies: The Institute of Jewish Studies and Its Role in the

Jewish Studies Department of the Hebrew University, Past and Present

(Special Session Marking the 80th Anniversary of the Institute of Jewish


Chairperson: Sara Japhet

Thursday (4 Aug 2005) 17:30 - 19:30 Room: Atzmaut-Mexico Hall

Martin D. Goodman, Oxford University

Joshua Schwartz, Dean, Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University

David Berger, Brooklyn College

Yeshayahu Gaffni, Chair, Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies, the

Hebrew University of Jerusalem




425 The Genizah Project for the Research of Hebrew Poetry of the

Israel Academy of the Sciences and Humanities (Plenary Session in

Cooperation with the Friedberg Genizah Research Project and the Ben-

Zvi Institute)

Chairperson: Haggai Ben-Shammai

Wednesday (3 Aug 2005) 17:30 - 19:30 Room: The Dan Wassong

Auditorium (Rabin building)

Eden HaCohen (H)

"Shall these fragments give voice? "On the contribution of the Genizah

Project to the Reconstruction of Early Hebrew Liturgical Poetry

Yehoshua Granat (H)

Wisdom Poetry within realms of Massorah and Kabbalah: A newly

identified introductory section of Sa'id Ben Babshad's Proverbs and its

peculiar transmission

Shulamit Elizur (H)

The Experience of Working in the Genizah Project: Hesitations,

Discoveries and Thoughts for the Future

Ezra Fleischer (H)

Research on the Literary Genizah: Dimensions of Height and Breadth

426 Studies in the Early Piyyut of Eretz Yisrael

Chairperson: Shulamit Elizur

Wednesday (3 Aug 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: 104 (Truman Building)

Ophir Mnz-Manor (H)

Allegoria non Grata? On the Status of Allegory in the Hebrew liturgical

Poetry of Late Antiquity

Israel Rozenson (H)

Rabbi Yannay’s Ideologico-Religious World

Avi Shmidman (H)

The Liturgical Function of Theopoetic Forms of the Grace After Meals

from the Cairo Geniza

Tova Beeri (H)

Between East and West: The Poetic Ouvre of Yehezkel ha-Cohen ben Eli



427 Piyyut and Its Interpretation

Chairperson: Dvora Bregman

Thursday (4 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 2605

Benjamin Bar-Tikva (H)

The Characteristics of Paytanic Systems in Provencal and Catalonian


Meyer Nezrit (H)

The Poetic Declaration Recited After Completing a Tractate of the

Talmud: A Relatively New Genre in Hebrew Liturgical Poetry

Elisabeth Hollender (E)

Preparing an Index of Piyyut-Commentary in Manuscript: Some First


Paltiel Giyat (H)

The Emergence of the "Piyyut" Liturgy in Yemen: The Commentary of R.

Yishaq Wannah on the "Selihot" Prayers

428 Hebrew Poetry in Spain and Its Peripheries

Chairperson: Joseph Yahalom

Thursday (4 Aug 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: 2605

Wout van Bekkum (E)

Praise and Protest: Qualities of Hebrew Poets in the East (12th-13th


Matti Huss (H)

Lamenting Women: Moses ibn Ezra and Judah Halevy

Haviva Ishay (H)

Textualizing the Poetic Experience: The Case of Medieval Poetry from




429 Maqama, Poetry and Piyyut in the Diaspora

Chairperson: Wout van Bekkum

Thursday (4 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: 2605

Joseph Yahalom (H)

Hebrew and Arabic As the Literary Media of Allharizi

Dvora Bregman (H)

"You shall be a stone upon my home" :Gravestones and the Lametations

of R. Moshe Zekhut

Tamar Lavi (H)

Image-Pictures in Words in the Lamentations of Rabbi Raphael Aaron


Ayelet Oettinger (H)

"Adopting His Meter and Rhyme, We Berated Him, Time After Time":

Categories and Applications of Parody in "The Book of Tahkemoni" by

Judah al-Harizi

Uri Melammed (H)

R. Zechariah al-Dhahiri's Sefer Ha-Anak: Content and Context



Hebrew Language

431 Biblical Hebrew

Chairperson: Richard Steiner

Monday (1 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 2603

Tania Notarius (H)

Verbal Tenses in the Book of Amos As Linguistic Evidence of Its Judean


M. Patrizia Sciumbata (E)

Semantic Change in Late Biblical Hebrew: The Contribution of

Paradigmatical-Componential Analysis

Haim Dihi (H)

A Compilation of Lexical Innovations in the Book of Ben Sira

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



354 The Friedberg Project for Genizah Research – Plans and Activities

(Plenary Session in Conjunction with the Friedberg Project for Genizah

Research under the Auspices of the University of Waterloo, Ontario,

Canada, and the Ben-Zvi Institute)

Chairperson: James A. Diamond

Wednesday (3 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: The Dan Wassong

Auditorium (Rabin building)

Aharon Maman

Philology in the Genizah: Current Research in the Friedberg Project

Sarah Stroumsa

Intellectual Encounter in the Genizah: The Cataloguing of Philosophical,

Theological and Polemical Fragments

David Sklare

From the Work of the Center for the Study of Judaeo-Arabic Culture:

Biblical Quaestionae

Haggai Ben-Shammai (H)

The Karaite Library in Jerusalem: Its Creation in the 10th and 11th

Centuries and Reconstruction in the 21st Century Friedberg Genizah


435 Language and Grammar in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern


Chairperson: Aharon Maman

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 09:00 - 11:00 Room: 2603

Sophie Kessler-Mesguich (H)

The Study of Post-Biblical Hebrew in Europe in the 16th and 17th


Nasir Basel (H)

"Kitab al-Kafi" and Its Contribution to the Philological Commentary of

the Bible in the Middle Ages

Gregor Schwarb (H)

Arabic into Greek in Karaite Hebrew of the 11th Century

Ronela Merdler (H)

Topics of Syntax of the Verb According to Rashbam



436 Semantics and Pragmatics

Chairperson: Chaim E. Cohen

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 11:30 - 13:30 Room: 2603

Rivka Halevy (H)

The Pragmatics of the Infinitival Construction in Contemporary Hebrew

Eyal Wolfine (H)

Linguistic-Stylistic Patterns of the Simile in Biblical Hebrew and Its

Contribution to Biblical Interpretation

Azzan Yadin (H)

The Legacy of Biblical Hebrew and the Language of the Sages: Different

Concepts of Secularization in the Semantics of Modern Hebrew

Michal Ephratt (H)

Someone To Be Silent With and Someone To Be Silent Towards

437 Linguistic Traditions

Chairperson: Ofra Tirosh-Becker

Tuesday (2 Aug 2005) 15:00 - 17:00 Room: 2603

Joseph Tedghi (H)

Hebrew Neologisms in the Judaeo-Arabic of Gardaia (Algeria)

Simone Mrejen-O'hana (H)

Names for Functions in the Jewish Communities of Avignon and Comtat

Venaissin: A Linguistic and Thematic Analysis

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