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of Catalonia

 The Girona International Research Workshop

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Catalonia of the 13th century, and particularly the cities of Barcelona and Girona, emerged as prominent center for the study and development of Kabbalah: an esoteric discipline and significant school of thought within Judaism.

The Girona International Research Workshop brings together academic researchers, students, educators and enthusiasts to explore the rich traditions of Kabbalah in Catalonia. Led by renowned scholars, participants delve into the enchant texts and the rich world of research revolving them, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and the sharing of knowledge.

The Girona workshop aims to deepen and broaden understanding of Kabbalah as a critical and academic field, to encourage learning and research, and to contribute to the nourishment of this Jewish-Catalan heritage.

The Girona International Research Workshop

on the Kabbalah of Catalonia

May 6 to May 8, 2024


Prof. Haviva Pedaya - J. R Elyachar Center for Studies in Sephardi Heritage, Ben Guion University.

Prof. Manuel Forcano - Institut d`Estudis Nahmanides, Girona.

Dr Peter Lanchidi - Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) 

Girona 2024 steering committee:

  • Ze`ev Maor - Institut d'Estudis Jueus Barcelona (EJB)

  • Lukasz Gorniok – Paideia, the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden.

  • Silvia Planas -  Institut d'Estudis Nahmànides, Girona.

  • Joan Vergés Gifra - Universitat de Girona, Càtedra Ferrater Mora de Pensament Contemporani.

  • Victor Sorenssen - European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ)

Project leaders

  • Project Director - Dr. Ze`ev Maor (EJB)

  • Project Manager  Noelia Bernardez (EJB)

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