Exhibit Opening, Talks, & Performance The Star of Redemption with a split א

Star of Redemption Jeong-A Seong

Wed, 05/03/2023

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Goethe-Institut New York

Exhibition Opening & Introduction of Event Series

This event opens the series, Four Nights and a Wall, consisting of an exhibition of new work by Udi Aloni, an hour with Berlin-based Palestinian singer Rasha Nahas, film screenings, lectures, and public discussions on German-Jewish philosophy.


5:30 - 6:00 pm:     Opening of the art exhibition (Udi Aloni)
6:00 - 6:15 pm:     Opening remarks on the series (Omri Boehm
6:15 - 7:00 pm:     Study and thinking with Franz Rosenzweig's The Star of Redemption and Edward Said's Freud and the Non-European (2003)
7:00 - 8:00 pm:     An Hour with Rasha Nahas

Udi Aloni (b. 1959) is a filmmaker, writer, visual artist and political activist whose works focus on the interrelationships between art, theory, and action. His book What Does a Jew Want? published by Columbia University Press and his last film Why is we Americans (2020) explored the legacy of African American poet Amiri Baraka. Aloni lives in Berlin, New York and Tel Aviv. 

Omri Boehm (b. 1979) is a philosopher and associate professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research. He is known for his interpretation of the Binding of Isaac (Genesis 22) and his work on Spinoza and Kant. His latest book, Radical Universalism was published in Germany in 2022. Boehm's writings have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Haaretz and Die Zeit, among others. 

Rasha Nahas (b. 1996) is a Berlin based Palestinian singer-songwriter from Haifa. She released her first album in 2016 and toured across Europe, South America and Asia. Nahas also writes and performs music for theater productions, including for Gorki Theater (Berlin) and Thalia Theater (Hamburg). Her latest album Amrat (2023) combines contemporary electronica with old-school singing-songwriting.