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From the Golden Age to Expulsion: Sephardic Jewry Under Cross and Crescent
August 13, 10:30 am - 11:45 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020
Three Thursdays: August 13, 20, and 27
10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. ET
What was daily life like for the Jews during their almost 1500-year sojourn in the Iberian Peninsula?
This course will explore the social and religious aspects of Iberian Jewish life, from its origins in early Roman times, through its development under Islam, down through the expulsions and forced conversions to Christianity. The course will conclude with a discussion on the early years of the Sephardic diaspora, touching on themes of communal crisis, demographic shifts, and cultural transformation.
With Dr. Benjamin Gampel, Dina and Eli Field Family Chair in Jewish History, JTS.
This program is in partnership with the 92nd Street Y.