Institute of Historical and Cultural Anthropology


Vortrag von Jackie Feldman im Rahmen der AG Jüdische Studien und des d.a.i.

Dienstag, 16.07.2019, 19.15 Uhr

Jackie Feldman (Beer Scheba / Tübingen): Holy, Holy, Holy: Pilgrimage Sites as Shared and Conflicted Ground

Throughout history, mankind has been drawn to mark certain places as gateways to heaven, centers of the earth, and sources of meaning, often making great sacrifices to travel there. Sometimes such places become sites of brotherhood,  shared horizons of utopia. At other times, they become centers of bloody conflict. Drawing on recent and historical developments in Israel/ Palestine, Jackie Feldman shows how conflict over sacred ground is not necessarily a „clash of civilizations“ or an eternal war of Isaac and Ishmael. When, however, religious worship becomes a manifestation of nationala identity, sharing becomes capitulation, and conflict becomes inevitable.

Jackie Feldman is Professor of Anthropology at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and Visiting Professor at the University of Tübingen. He lives in Jerusalem.

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