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A philosopher for all seasons by Brunner, Benny

This is a tribute to a famous scholar and controversial Israeli icon. Armed with a sharp mind and a strong opinion, an 88 year old Yeshayahu Leibowitz creates passionate monologues based on the main theme of this film; the separation of state and religion. He is well known for his critical views on the Israeli national policy and his rejection of the Occupation. With many critics and admirers, Leibowitz is one of the most politically engaged professors in Israel. Furthermore, this film succeeds to emphasize the importance of the visions of Leibowitz by adding opinions of other Israeli philosophers and writers.

About Yeshayahu Leibowitz
After studying chemistry and philosophy at the University of Berlin, Germany, Yeshayahu Leibowitz studied biochemistry and medicine in Basel, Swiss. In 1935 he moved to Jerusalem and in 1936 he joined the faculty of mathematics and natural science of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. There, he became a professor of biochemistry in 1941 and was promoted to the position of senior professor of organic chemistry and neurology in 1952. He taught at the Hebrew University for nearly six decades. He died in 1994.

Director
Brunner, Benny
Copyright Holder
Xela Films
Duration
54 min.
Year of release
1991
Language
Hebrew

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