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DOCUMENTARY | 1991-93 | 2x85 MN | COLOR | 4:3 | o.v HEBREW | st ENGLISH

 

According to professor Yeshyahou Leibowitz, “the honest man should know that he should never respect the law too closely”.  In this three hours long interview, Eyal Sivan interrogates the great Jewish thinker Leibowitz not only about philosophy, science, values, but also about State, religion, law and ethical commitment.

ITGABER, HE WILL OVERCOME, with professor Yeshayahou Leibowitz by Eyal Sivan

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  • According to professor Yeshyahou Leibowitz, “the honest man should know that he should never respect the law too closely”.  In this three hours long interview, Eyal Sivan interrogates the great Jewish thinker Leibowitz not only about philosophy, science, values, but also about State, religion, law and ethical commitment. 

    A man of religion living in a settler State while critical of the mingling of State and religion, Leibowitz has spoken of disobedience and called for an uprising against Israeli crimes and international impunity. Even though Leibowitz took part of in the 1948, he has criticized the implementation and evolution of the State of Israel, in the name of a Jewish tradition of responsibility and divine law.

    In dialogue with Eyal Sivan, using vocabulary that can be understood by everyone, the philosopher opens himself up with a critical reflexion about what makes Man : his will power, his freedom, what he chooses, the tasks he sets himself, and how by “Triumphing over Oneself”, he goes above the others of this world. In Itgaber, spectators will see Yeshayahu Leibowitz think aloud and notice his incredible wit and prophetic tone. A crucial introduction to a philosopher who made history in Jewish  religious and ethical thinking.

    Key words : Yeshyahou Leibowitz, Philosophy, Religion, Disobedience, Israel, Israel-Palestine conflict, Judaism, Nationalism, Refuzniks, Zionism

    Education Interest : Colonialism, Education, Film and Media, Israel Studies, Jewish studies, Middle East Studies, Palestine Studies, Political Science, Visual Arts