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Parallels

Festival of Jewish Texts and Ideas

Up to 100 participants (ages 25 to 45) from Moscow and the FSU spend four days at a retreat center near Moscow involved in text-based study. Eshkolot’s November Festival focuses on comparative reading of classical Jewish books alongside their non-Jewish counterparts. With lectures and master classes by leading international and local scholars, study groups, and a strong focus on continuing to strengthen a well-educated Jewish community and follow-up activities.

Festival tracks:

“AXIAL TIME”








Founders of Religions
Life of Moses according to Josephus Flavius
Life of Buddha (Buddhacarita) by Aśvaghoṣa

Taught by: Dimitri Bratkin and Alexei Kirichenko

LATE ANTIQUITY








Feasts and Sages
Talmud Narratives
“Satyricon” by Petronius

Taught by: Reuven Kiperwasser and Vsevolod Zelchenko

MIDDLE AGES








Plato, Aristotle and Creation
“Guide for the Perplexed” by Maimonides
“Six Days of Creation” by Thierry of Chartres

Taught by: Uri Gershovitch and Oleg Voskoboinikov

XX CENTURY








Tales of Violence and Fantasy
Stories by Isaac Babel
Stories by J-L. Borges

Taught by: Valery Dymshitz and Boris Dubin

RUSSIA AND ISRAEL







Absurd, Grotesque & New Theater
Plays by Hanoch Levin
Plays by Daniel Kharms

Taught by: Asya Waisman and Valery Shubinsky

PLENARY LECTURES:

Aminadav Dykman

Click here to download full program and speakers' bios in PDF

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