Jewish Museum in Prague
Evening programmes - May 2009
and Culture Centre of the Jewish Museum in Prague
Wednesday 6 May, 6 p.m.: The Fundamentals of Judaism in the Interpretation of the Maharal of Prague. A series of lectures given by Karol Efraim Sidon, Chief Rabbi of Prague and the Czech Republic, dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the death of Rabbi Judah Liva ben Bezalel.
Tuesday 12 May, 6 p.m.: A presentation of the book„Tschechische und slowakische Juden im Widerstand 1938–1945“(„Czech and Slovak Jews in the Resistance Movement 1938–1945”) published by the Metropol publishing house in Berlin combined with a conversation with the authors – Jiří Kosta, Jaroslava Milotová and Zlatica Zudová-Lešková. Moderated by Petr Brod.
Thursday 14 May, 6 p.m.: On Reconstruction of Some Synagogues of the Jewish Community in Prague and the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic (Rychnov, Úštěk, Jičín). A lecture by Arno Pařík from the series of lectures Jewish Sights in Bohemia and Moravia.
Wednesday 20 May, 6 p.m.: The Middle East Yesterday and Today. History, the present and context. Geography, culture and religion. Arabian Peninsula, Yemen: The Jews in Yemen – A Remote and Recent Past. A series of lectures by Ing Jan Neubauer
Thursday 21 May, 6 p.m.: ESTER (Kateřina Hajdovská-Tlustá and Alexandr Hajdovský): The Treasure of Jewish Songs. For many centuries of their expatriation the Jews have been preserving their traditions, their stories, their songs. And so their songs have been alive until today, they appeal to us but above all they touch the hearts of us all. This concert offers a listen to rare songs of the people of Israel, the people of the Bible. Admission 60 CZK
Tuesday 26 May, 6 p.m.: Films of Death, Hope and Life – A series of Jewish stories from the 20th century in films. Part 8. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days. A member of the White Rose illegal resistance group, Sophie Scholl, distributes anti-Nazi pamphlets and is arrested by the Gestapo. First she resists the interrogations but when her brother confesses everything, Sophie confesses too. At the end of February 1943 they are together with other members of the group accused and sentenced to death. Drama, Germany, 2005, 117 min. Directed by Marc Rothemund. An introduction by Miroslava Ludvíková.
Thursday 28 May, 6 p.m.: Jewish Converts to Islam in the Middle Ages. A lecture by Daniel Boušek, PhD from the Institute of Near Eastern and African Studies at Charles University in Prague, the author of the book “Jewish Pilgrimages and Places of Pilgrimage in the Near East in Hebrew Travel Literature of the 12th – 16th Century”.
The individual programmes admission is 20 CZK if not mentioned otherwise. The lecture hall is always open to the public 20 minutes before the start of a programme. After the beginning of a concert or 15 minutes after the beginning of a programme, entrance to the Education and Culture Centre will not be allowed.
The Jews in the Fight and Resistance Movement. The Resistance of Czechoslovak Jews during the Years of World War II.
(Exhibitions are open to the public Mon - Thurs 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)