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Ph. Marc-Alain Ouaknin ©M. F-A

Marc Alain Ouaknin


and Rabbi

Topic of his lecture at the Night of Philosophy in Israel 2021:

L’énigme du chat hébraïque
In French

Marc-Alain Ouaknin is a philosopher and rabbi. Associate professor from Bar-llan University, he is co-producer with Françoise-Anne Ménager of the “Talmudiques” program on France Culture. Comparative literature specialist and biblical and Talmudic hermeneutics, his interdisciplinary research links philosophy, literature, psychoanalysis, the arts, and Jewish thought. As part of the Targoum Institute, he has just published the first volume of his new translation of the Bible under the title La Genèse de la Genèse, illustrée par l’abstraction, published by Diane de Selliers. He is the author of more than thirty books translated all over the world. He just released, on the occasion of Gérard Garouste Correspondances' exhibition at Galerie Templon in Paris, a text on Kafka entitled "A small silver spice box" which also accompanies Olivier Garouste's film: Le carnaval des confettis, Alt-Neu-Kunst by Marc-Alain Ouaknin, (

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