Wednesday, March 11, 2015

12th International Conference on Jewish Names

The Faculty of Jewish Studies The Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Judaism

The Project for the Study of Jewish Names 

The Twelfth International Conference on Jewish Names
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Feldman Hall, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
The conference was organized in cooperation with the Dahan Center and aided by a grant from the office of the vice president for research, Bar-Ilan University.

Session A, 9:00-10:30:
Names in Bible and Epigraphy
 Chair: Dr. Michael Avioz, Bar-Ilan University
Mitka R. Golub, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem: Personal Names from the First Temple Period
 : Archaeological and Biblical Sources (Heb)
David Shneor, Shaanan College: Criteria for the Identification of Biblical Toponyms in the Writings of Ishtori Happarhi (Heb)
Asher Ovadiah, Tel Aviv University: Hebrew Inscriptions with Jewish Names in Elijah's Cave at the Foot of Mount Carmel (Heb)
Yigal Bloch, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem: A Jewish Name in a Babylonian Toponym of 425 B.C.E. (Eng).

Session B: 10:45-12:15:
Names in Eastern Jewish Communities
Chair: Prof. Yaron Harel, Head of the Department of Jewish History and the Dahan Center, Bar-Ilan University
Victor Hayoun, The Association for the Heritage of Tunisian Jewry: First Names in the Jewish Community of Tunisia (Heb)
Leah Bornstein-Makovetsky, Ariel University: Surnames of Izmir Jews in the 18th and 19th Centuries: Social and Historical Aspects (Heb)
Dov Cohen, Bar-Ilan University: Family Names of Cohanim in Izmir  –  the Cohen-Arias Family (1670-1970) as a Test Case (Heb)
Esther Shkalim, Tel-Aviv University: Family  Names of Iranian Jews: Their Sources and Meanings (Heb).

Session C: 10:45-12:1  (room 102):
Names in the Ancient and Medieval Periods
Chair: Dr. Itzhak Shai, Ariel University
Aren M. Maeir, Bar-Ilan University; Brent Davis and Louise A. Hitchcock, University of Melbourne: Philistine  Names and Terms Once Again: A Recent Perspective (Eng)
Elody di Vito, EPHE Paris, Hebrew Names in Phoenician Inscriptions (Eng)
Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman, Vanderbilt University: Jewish Onomastics, the Cairo Geniza, and Westward Migration in the Medieval Period (Eng)
Ricardo Muñoz Solla, Universidad de Salamanca: On Hispano-Jewish Medieval Anthroponomy: The Case Study of Medina de Pomar (Burgos, XVth century) (Eng).

Lunch Break

Session D: 13:30-15:30:
Names in Different Jewish Communities:
Chair: Dr. Orly C. Meron, Bar-Ilan University
Yosef Rivlin, Bar-Ilan University: The Meaning of Fictitious Names in the Responsa Literature (Heb)
Chanan Rapaport, The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center: Jewish Family Names Composed of Acronyms  –  Notaricons (Heb)
Aharon Gaimani, Bar-Ilan University: The Influence of Rabbi Yehudah He ḥasid’s Ethical Will on Names in Jewish Communities (Heb)
Reuven Enoch, Ariel University: Last Names of Georgian Jews Based on Word-Combinations (Heb)
Reut Green: Name Giving as a Major Component of the Development of Hebrew Identity (1882-1914) (Heb).

Session E: 13:30-15:30 (room 102):
Jewish Names East and West:
Chair: Dr. Debra Kaplan, Bar-Ilan University
Johannes Czakai, Freie Universität Berlin: The Galician Konskription of 1785: The First Jewish Name Regulation (Eng)
Felicia Waldman, University of Bucharest: Sephardic Names in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Bucharest (Eng)
Grant Smith, Eastern Washington University: The Semiotics of Antonio and Shylock (Eng)
Alexandre Beider, Paris: Etymology of Jewish Surnames from the Maghreb (Eng).

Session F: 15:45-17:45:
Names in Modern Hebrew Literature and Linguistics:
Chair: Prof. Aaron Demsky, Head of the Project for the Study of Jewish Names, Bar-Ilan University
Greetings: Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz, President, Bar-Ilan University Prof. Ellie Assis, Dean, Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University Prof. Yaron Harel, Head of the Department of Jewish History and the Dahan Center, Bar-Ilan University
 Erez Biton, Poet, Bialik Prize Laureate for 2015: Names in My Literary Ouvrage (Heb)
Ofra Matzov-Cohen, Ariel University: Names and their Contribution to the Text: A Comparative Study of the Novel Ahavah Shel Saltanat (Saltanat's Love) and the Biography Zion Ezri, Beoz Ubehahavat Zion (With Courage and the Love of Zion)  (Heb)
 Ziva Feldman, Ariel University: The Poetics of Hanoch Levin and the Names of the Characters in his Works (Heb)
Tsvi Sadan, Bar-Ilan University: Toward the Onomastic Lexicography of Modern Hebrew (Heb)

Session G: 18:00-19:30:
Names in the Land and State of Israel:
Chair: Dr. Dotan Arad, Bar-Ilan University Shlomit Landman, Achva Academic College: The Cultural Perspective of Given Names in Israel, Based on Qualitative Interviews with Parents (Heb)
Sapir Omer Osias, Bar-Ilan University: Hebraization of Names in the Yishuv Period from the Second Half of the 19th  Century: Perception, Progression and Effects (Heb)
Matanya Weynberger, Ariel University: The Hebraization of Family Names: Knesset Discussions from the 1950s (Heb)
Adel Shakour, Al-Qasemi Academy: Giving Children Hebrew Names in Druze Society in Israel (Heb)

 The organizing committee: A. Demsky, Y. Levin, B. Kotlerman, I. Breier, T. Sadan

The Public is Welcome!
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