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Fania Oz-Salzberger

Fania Oz-Salzberger is an Israeli historian and writer, Professor of History at the University of Haifa, School of Law and Centre for German and European Studies Her books include Translating the EnlightenmentIsraelis in Berlinand, with her father Amos Oz, Jews and Words. She has written extensively on the history of ideas, the Enlightenment, Israeli-European relations, and Jewish origins of modern political thought.

Fania Oz-Salzberger: Textline, Not Bloodline How did the Jews Remain Jews?
Why are words so important to so many Jews? Historian Fania Oz-Salzberger discusses Jews and Words, which she wrote together with her father, the celebrated Israeli novelist Amos Oz. They roam the gamut of Jewish history to explain the integral relationship of Jews and words. Their book traces a rich heritage of the spoken and written word from the Bible to today. Through a blend of storytelling, scholarship, conversation and argument it explores a “textline” that forms a l...
Fania Oz-Salzberger: How Jewish is Contemporary Hebrew?
Modern Hebrew is a unique, self-conscious, man-made hybrid that became a living, biting, and rather unruly language, happily cavorting with foreign tongues, these days mainly English, and toying with colloquialism and slang. Nevertheless, Israeli children are still able to read the Bible today, with some help. It may not be the same language, but it is by no means a foreign language, either. Most words spring from the page with a familiar ping. Intellectual historian Fania Oz-Salzberge...
Amos Oz: A Tribute
Amos Oz, celebrated Israeli author, wrote over 30 novels and short stories, widely translated from the Hebrew, poignant expressions of the human condition. He was an ardent advocate for peace, who wrote passionately on the scourge of extremism. Oz famously said, ‘We can fold all the moral imperatives, the Ten Commandments, and the human virtues, into a single commandment: Thou shalt not inflict pain. That is all. Do not hurt.’ His daughter Fania Oz-Salzberger, joined by his trans...
Amos Oz: A Tribute – Live Relay
Please note this is a live streaming of the event in Hall One. Amos Oz, celebrated Israeli author, wrote over 30 novels and short stories, widely translated from the Hebrew, poignant expressions of the human condition. He was an ardent advocate for peace, who wrote passionately on the scourge of extremism. Oz famously said, ‘We can fold all the moral imperatives, the Ten Commandments, and the human virtues, into a single commandment: Thou shalt not inflict pain. That is all. Do not h...