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Raphael Zagury-Orly

Official curator for the Night of Philosophy in Tel Aviv (Israel) since 2015

Topic of his lecture at the Night of Philosophy in Israel 2023:


French Institute Rooftop | Rothschild 7

Hyper-democratic sephardim

with Ronit Peleg | Itzhak Benyamini
Respondent: Emilie Moatti

In Hebrew

Raphael Zagury-Orly is currently Invited Professor Lecturer of Philosophy at the Catholic Institute of Paris and since June 2019 Directeur de Programme at the Collège International de Philosophie (Paris). He is also Associate Member at the Centre de Recherche sur les Arts et le Langage (EHESS – CNRS). From 2003 to 2014 he was Professor of Philosophy at the Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Israel) and, from 2010 to 2014, directed its MFA Program.  


He has held positions as Researcher at the Asia and Europe in a Global Context Institute at the Universität Heidelberg (Germany) and Visiting professorships in Philosophy at the Università degli studi di RomaSapienza in 2015-2016, the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung - Karlsruhe in 2014-2015 and at Sciences Po – Paris from 2016-2019.

He has authored Questionner encore (Paris, Galilée, 2010) and, in collaboration with Joseph Cohen, co-edited Judéités – questions pour Jacques Derrida (Paris, Galilée, 2003) as well as Heidegger. Qu'appelle-t-on le lieu ? (Les Temps Modernes, Paris, Gallimard, 2008), Derrida. L'événement déconstruction (Les Temps Modernes, Paris, Gallimard, 2012), and directs the special dossier on E. Levinas (Les Temps Modernes, Paris, Gallimard, 2013) and Heidegger et "les juifs" (La Règle du Jeu, Paris, Grasset, 2015).

In 2019, with Orietta Ombrosi, he co-edits the volume Derrida-Levinas. An Alliance Awaiting the Political (Milan, Mimesis International, 2019).


In 2021, he published at Les Liens qui Libèrent (Paris), Le Dernier des Sionistes, and in collaboration with Joseph Cohen, at Galilée (Paris), L’adversaire privilégié. Heidegger, les Juifs et nous.


Since 2004, he is Scientific Editor at the Resling Publishing House in Tel-Aviv, where he has directed numerous Hebrew translations of Derrida, Deleuze, Bataille, Lyotard, Anders, Georges Didi-Huberman.

In 2014, Raphael Zagury-Orly was named Special Consultant for the GLOBALE project, curated by Peter Weibel, at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe where he coordinated, with Joseph Cohen, the "Das TRIBUNAL" (June 2015).


He also curated, together with Noam Segal, the Walter Benjamin - Exilic Archives exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2015-2016).

In 2015, he co-founded, with Charlotte Casiraghi and Robert Maggiori, the Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco.

Since 2018, with Alain Fleischer, he founds and directs the international research group “The Human to Come” in association and collaboration with Le Fresnoy Studio National (France).

He is the official curator for the Night of Philosophy in Tel Aviv (Israel) since 2015, and in Timisoara (Romania) since 2021.

His philosophical research focuses primarily on German Idealism and European contemporary philosophy, from Phenomenology to Hermeneutics and Deconstruction. His recent research on the question of History and European Nihilism (and its various manifestations in Modernity) has brought him to focus his work on the philosophical questions of “crises”, “trauma” and “memory” and on the onto-theological questions of "revelation", "apocalypse" and "election".

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