“Unhealed Breach” Or A Good Divorce?

“Unhealed Breach” Or A Good Divorce?
02/05 - 02/06

2019. február 05. - 2019. február 06.

1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/A. Meeting Hall (039.) & MTA HTK, 1097, Budapest, Tóth Kálmán u. 4. K 011.

02/05 - 02/06

2019. február 05. - 2019. február 06.

1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/A. Meeting Hall (039.) & MTA HTK, 1097, Budapest, Tóth Kálmán u. 4. K 011.

Congress of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Minority Studies and ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Assyriology and Hebrew Studies.

Tuesday, 5 February

Location: Meeting Hall, 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/A. 039.

13.00 Greetings and Introductions

From the Austro-Hungarian Compromise to the Jewish Congress: The Formative Years of Liberal Hungary

Tibor Frank, prof. emeritus, Eötvös Loránd University

András Heisler, President, Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities

First panel (13.30–15.00) – Context

Chair: Mary Gluck (Brown University)

The Pursuit of the Sanhedrin: The Hungarian Jewish Congress in the Tradition of Nineteenth-Century SynodsCarsten Wilke (Central European University)

Confessional Autonomy in Hungary: József Eötvös's Point of ViewGábor Gángó (Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt)

Truth and/or Peace: The Political Toolbox of the Jewish CongressTamás Turán (Institute for Minority Studies, HAS; Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)

Keynote (18:00-18:45)

Chair: Géza Komoróczy (prof. emeritus, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)

The Inevitable Breach? The Congress of 1868–69 and the Fissures within Hungarian Jewry – Michael K. Silber (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

Wednesday, 6 February

Location: Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Science

1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán u. 4. (MTA HTK), hall K 011.

9.00 Greetings

Attila Papp Z., Director, Institute for Minority Studies, HAS

Second panel (9.00-10.30) – Struggles

Chair: Tamás Biró (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)

Defending the Old from the New: The Preservative Aims of the Hungarian Jewish CongressHoward Lupovitch (Wayne State University)

The Progresssive Political Role of Rabbi Mihály Morgenstern during the Congress of 1868–69Mihály Huszár (Museum of Marcali)

The Divide of the Jewish Community from Nagyvárad after the Hungarian Jewish Congress (1868–1869). The Creation of the Community Status-quo ante from Nagyvárad Edith-Emese Bodo (University of Oradea)

Third panel (11.00-12.30) – Echoes

Chair: Michael L. Miller (Central European University)

Cisleithanian Lesson from the SchismDaniel Baránek (Jewish Museum in Prague)

The Echoes of The Hungarian Jewish Congress (1868–69) Among the Jewish Communities in CroatiaLjiljana Dobrovšak (Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb)

From the Other Side of the World: American Jews look to BudapestElena Hoffenberg (University of Haifa)

Fourth panel (14.00-15.30) – After-effects

Chair: László Csorba (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)

Unfinished Emancipation: the "Schism" in Context of Religious Equality of the Jews Anikó Prepuk (University of Debrecen)

Why did the Neolog Establishment Strive for the Reunification of Hungarian Jewry?Miklós Konrád (Institute of History, HAS)

Reunification Efforts and Metalanguages in Hungarian Jewish Press Norbert Glässer (University of Szeged) and András Zima (Jewish Theological Seminary – University of Jewish Studies, Budapest)

Fifth panel (16.00-17.00) – Orthodox Implications

Chair: Michael K. Silber (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

What Was it All About? Two Orthodox Retrospectives on the 1869 SchismYoav Sorek (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

The Geography of Post-Schism Responsa in the Hungarian Hinterlands: The Case of BychkivElli Fischer (Tel Aviv University)