With the organisational participation of the Jewish Studies sub-project Pietist Mission to the Jews II, a one-day digital study day on the topic of "Musar in Context" will take place within the framework of SPP 2130. The collaborative workshop is dedicated to the literatures of moral edification in medieval and early modern Judaism in comparison with other religions. The central question is how traditions of ethical-religious thought and writing developed in mutual exchange and conflict in different social and cultural contexts in Europe, North Africa as well as the Ottoman Empire.
The focus of the consideration of ethical knowledge transfer in interreligious networks is the role of translation and the function of cultural mediators in these processes. The basis of the discussion is the joint study of sources in Hebrew, Yiddish and Judeo-Arabic (in the original and in English translation), which make clear the added value of embedding Jewish forms of moral renewal in the context of parallel traditions in Christianity and Islam.
The workshop offers a platform for exchange between established and young scholars. The aim is to consolidate and expand the cooperation between the Frankfurt SPP sub-project and its Israeli cooperation partners in the ERC project JEWTACT at Ben Gurion University in Be'er Sheva and the Emmy Noether Group "Jewish Moralistic Writings of the Early Modern Period" at the Institute for Jewish Philosophy and Religion at the University of Hamburg.