Kosher Lunch will be Served
In 1845, Joseph Schwarz, a Bavarian-born rabbi residing in Jerusalem, published a groundbreaking, Hebrew-language geographical study of Eretz-Israel. Within seven years, the work was made available to English- and German-speaking audiences in North America and Europe, having been translated and published by Isaac Leeser in Philadelphia (A Descriptive and Historical Sketch of Palestine, 1850) and Dr. Israel Schwarz in Frankfurt am Main (Das Heilige Land, 1852). A German-language edition for use in schools appeared in 1859, and a full reprint of the Hebrew original came out in Lviv in 1865.
Frohlich's presentation will compare the different incarnations of Tevu'ot Ha'arets,exploring how the work's author and translators articulated its value for different Jewish cultural contexts.