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Listening to Zucki - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
November 3rd, 2004
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Listening to Zucki
It's such a pleasure to listen to Prof. Moshe Zuckermann speak! He is immensely erudite, but, more importantly, his erudition spans many fields, seamlessly: philosophy, history of philosophy, art, art history, politics, cultural history, political history, theory of music, history of music, and more.

His explanations are clear, and he can summon his vast multi-disciplinary knowledge to offer fascinating examples and analogies. Truly, I have encountered very few speakers who are so at home in all aspects of European culture and so very intelligent. Bliss!

and his e-mail username is mzucki. Zucki!

update: It may be worthing noting, too, that he's a neo-Marxist.

Current Mood: pleased
Current Music: Zucki speaking

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From:bugel
Date:November 3rd, 2004 11:01 pm (UTC)
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He used to be a teacher of mine when I studied in Jerusalem some 15 years ago, at the time when the Berlin wall fell. I remember some intelligent analyses about that, about the Historikerstreit in Germany at that time, but also about Israeli realities in the classroom, on TV, and in newspapers. Is he in Tel Aviv now?
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From:ijon
Date:November 3rd, 2004 11:09 pm (UTC)
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He teaches in TAU now, yes; he's the head of the Minerva Institute for German History. I don't know where he taught before, so he might as well have taught at HUJI at some time. What I do know is that there's a Prof. Moshe Zimmermann in Jerusalem, also dealing with German history, and the two are often mixed up.
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From:bugel
Date:November 3rd, 2004 11:21 pm (UTC)
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Ouch... I'm afraid that's just what I did... I studied with Zimmermann.
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From:themoniker
Date:November 4th, 2004 02:12 pm (UTC)
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Zuckermann was one of Suzie's favorite professors and friends in TAU.
Zimmermann, I heard, was a bit of a German lapdog, in that it was clear from the opinions he expressed where he was getting his grants.
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From:guygrobler
Date:November 4th, 2004 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Zimmerman is indeed a german lapdog. he is also a self hating israeli. if it was up to him - there would be no israel.
a good friend of mine studied with him and was his assistant (it was suitable too... as he is a self hating israeli himself) - perhaps youve heard of him - Dan Tamir (a seroovnik "hero" in Ha'aretz, 2001).

As i know that some of you might be Seroovniks yourself then please let me make the differance.
Self Hating Israeli - Someone who wants to see "the end" of the state of israel.
Seroovnik - Im ok with that, as its your ideology, while assuming your not against the state, but against the states policy.
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From:guygrobler
Date:November 4th, 2004 10:51 pm (UTC)

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Neo-Marxist?
nahhh..... the laws of the invisable hand will always prevail.
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