15th International Conference on Jewish Names (October 5)

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Sarah Benor

Sep 23, 2021, 4:48:21 PMSep 23
The Fifteenth International Conference on Jewish Names Celebrating 30 Years of The Project for the Study of Jewish Names

The conference will be held online, on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
(Times are Israel Summer Time: UTC+3)

13:45 Opening Greetings:
Prof. Shmuel Refael, Dean, Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University Prof. Emmanuel Friedheim, Chair, Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry.
Prof. Aaron Demsky, Director, Project of the Study of Jewish Onomastics

14:00- 15:00 Session 1: Names in Antiquity
Chair: Prof. Yigal Levin
Dr. Shira Golani (Gordon Academic College of Education, Bar-Ilan University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem): “Understanding Name Lists in the Hebrew Bible”.
Prof Aaron Demsky (Bar-Ilan University): “Jerusalem: A Multi-cultural Toponym”.

15:00 -16:00 Session 2: Jewish Names in the Middle-East
Chair: Prof. Yigal Levin
Dr. Alexander Beider (Independent Scholar, France): “Jewish Surnames in the Ottoman Empire”.
Jacob Rosen-Koenigsbuch (Independent Scholar, Israel): “Indexing Jewish Surnames in Cairo–The Facebook Tool”.

16:00-16:30 Break

16:30 - 17:30 Session 3: Jewish Names in Europe
Chair: Prof. Gershon Bacon
Prof. Iman M. Nick (Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics, Germany), “In the Name of Sara(h) and Israel: The Lethal Role of Onomastic Legislation in Realizing the Holocaust”.
Prof. Ber Kotlerman (Bar-Ilan University): “In the Name of Yiddish:
Sholem Aleichem as Generator of New Meanings”.

17:30 -18:30 Session 4: Current Developments
Chair: Prof. Adam Ferziger
Prof. Sarah Bunin Benor (Hebrew Union College, USA) and Alicia Blumenfeld Chandler (Wayne State University, USA): “Survey of American Jewish Personal Names”.
Ori Elon (Author and Filmmaker, Israel; San Diego State University and University of California San Diego, USA): “Suddenly, Out of the Text, a Pair of Eyes Looks out at Me”

Concluding Remarks: Prof. Aaron Demsky

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