16-17 NOVEMBER 2024

A lecture about ice-cream, love and redemption and how a family story became an awarded children’s book about the holocaust, told in a gentle, honest and unique voice. A unique and true family story about Fransesco Tirelli’s heroic struggle to save his Jewish Friends and neighbours. The book was awarded the Yad Vashem Prize (2017) and the Devorah Omer Prize for Children’s Literature (2017).


Session holders

Tamar Meir serves as head of the Literature Department at the Givat Washington College of Education and teaches Aggadah at Efrata College. She holds degrees in Talmud and Jewish philosophy, and a PhD in literature from Bar-Ilan University. Moreover, Tamar is a social activist, empowering women in the religious community. She established and heads the “Kulana” women’s Beit Midrash, and is a member of the Board of Rabbis of Beit Hillel, an Orthodox rabbinical organization that also includes women in its ranks.

Daniel Leviathan är doktorand i Judaistik på Lunds universitet, med tidigare bakgrund som arkeolog i Israel. Han forskar om synagogearkitektur i Sverige och judisk historia, som han också lär ut vid Lund och på Paideia folkhögskola.


Photo: Shahar Tamir (Meir), Okänt (Leviathan)



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