In spring 2021, the traditional event period of the Cloister Talks, two anniversaries overlap: Nationwide, the year 2021 has the theme "1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany". Since 1 October 2020, the Free State of Thuringia has been celebrating "Nine Centuries of Jewish Life in Thuringia". This year's Cloister Talks tie in with these theme years - not as a reminder, but with exemplary questions of lasting relevance:
- Secular Judaism makes us ask how one understands oneself as religionless within a religion.
- How do Jews respond to questions of medical ethics?
- What thoughts and impressions do the so-called "hygiene demonstrations" trigger?
The first event will take place on Wednesday, 21 April, at 7.30 pm. Prof. Dr. Frederek Musall (Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Intellectual History in Heidelberg) will speak about "Religionless in Religion? The programme continues on 28 April at 7.30 pm with Alexander Nachama, the regional rabbi of the Jewish Community of Thuringia, and his lecture on the "Problem area of medical ethics. Questions and answers from a Jewish perspective". And the third lecture on 5 May, also at 7.30 pm, is about "Fellow travellers in the past and today". The pedagogue and publicist Juna Grossmann will speak.
The Webex service will be used for the digital event. You will receive an access link after registering the day before the event - by email at email@example.com or phone: 0361 6572-370.
Katholisches Forum im Land Thüringen
Akademie des Bistums Erfurt
Tel.: 0361 6572-370
Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät der Universität Erfurt
Telefon: 0361 737-2500