Wed 17 April 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cafe Shapira - Ralbag 15, Tel Aviv,


On Wednesday, April 17, the film “The Missing God: Emmanuel Levinas and the Humanism of the Other Man” will be screened at Cafe Shapira,

After the film there will be an open discussion with the director of the film, Yoram Ron.

The film presents the Jewish homosexuality of Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995), one of the great philosophers of the 20th century, who combined the lessons of the Holocaust with the wisdom of the Talmud and contemporary Western philosophy. The guiding principle of the film presents the Levinasian conception of “ethics as optics,” which connects the Biblical prohibition of image making with Levinas’ philosophical analysis of the human face and the representation of morality and ethics in our times.

The film is structured as a cinematic essay consisting of in-depth interviews with leading thinkers from Israel and France, and archival material that highlights the connection between the conceptual language of philosophy and our visual perception and the reality in which we live. Among the interviewees: Daniel Epstein, Zvia Greenfeld, Efraim Meir, Hagai Canaan, Jean-Luc Marion, Alan Finkielkraut, Catherine Shalia and director Luc Darden.

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