November 4, 11, 18, 25; December 2, 9
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Dr. Benjamin Gampel, Dina and Eli Field Family Chair in Jewish History, JTS
What was daily life like for the Jews during their almost fifteen-hundred-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. We will conclude with a discussion the early years of the Sephardic diaspora, touching on themes of communal crisis, demographic shifts, and cultural transformation.
Advance registration is required.