Judaism and Catholicism: conflicts, alliances, precedents
Venue: Oktyabr cinema
Speakers: Ludmila Ulitskaya, Galina Zelenina, Yuri Tabak
This discussion will follow the “Jewish Cardinal” screening. It is open to its viewers only.
“Jewish cardinal” is a film that tells about the destiny of Archbishop Lustiger, and about a crisis that a man encounters if he always has to keep choosing between two cultures equally close to his soul. What were relations between Catholicism and Judaism like throughout the centuries? What are they like today? Which precedents there were that resembled the Lustiger case? Yuri Tabak will answer these questions for the film’s viewers.
Ludmila Ulitskaya is a Russian writer and screenwriter. She was the first woman to receive the Russian Booker Prize. She has also received the National Big Book Prize. Her works have been translated into more than 25 languages.
Yuri Tabak is a historian and religious expert, the author of several books and multiple articles that mainly explore the history of Jewish-Christian relations, Biblical themes, and Christian Inter-confessional relations. He is also a translator from English and French.
Galina Zelenina is a historian, a Candidate of Historical Sciences, associate professor at RSUH, the author of books "From Judah’s Scepter to the Buffoon’s Club: Court Jews in Medieval Spain" (2007) and "Judaica Two. People of Renaissance" (2015), the editor of the volume of collected papers “Jews: Another History” (2013).