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Yirmiyahu Yovel

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Yirmiyahu Yovel, Professor Emeritus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and winner of the 2000 Israel Prize in philosophy, is currently the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, New York. His two volume Spinoza and Other Heretics(Princeton University Press, 1989) has been widely translated and acclaimed. Fall 2008 Princeton Press published his new book on the Marranos (Marranos: The Other Within–An Essay on Split Identity and Proto-Modernity). He was the editor-in-chief of the encyclopedia New Jewish Time: Jewish Culture in the Era of Secularism (Zeman Chodesh Yehudi).

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2009

Sunday, 22 February 2009

In his long awaited work, Marranos: The Other Within. Split Identity and Emerging Modernity. Yirmiyahu Yovel tells the fascinating story of people both rejected by Jews as renegades and by Christians as Jews of impure blood. With its forced split identity, its tendency to religious dissent and secularity, the Marrano experience is also a profound meditation on dual identities and the birth of modernity.

2008

Sunday, 24 February 2008

The philosopher Baruch Spinoza was excommunicated in 1656, branded a heretic by the Amsterdam Jewish community.

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