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Encounter of Islam and Judaism in Spain & North Africa

Past Sessions
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3 Sh'vat 5780 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Sukkat Shalom
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 25 Tevet 5780 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Sukkat Shalom
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 18 Tevet 5780 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Sukkat Shalom

A dynamic series of lectures and discussions on the history and mystery of clash, culture, and coexistence among Muslims and Jews in Northern Africa. The series touches on Jewish life from 70 C.E., through 1492, and on to contemporary times as Jews arrived, struggled, flourished and sustained an existence in this colorful crossroads.

January 15, “Ancient History of North Africa,” led by Professor Patty Gerstenblith, Distinguished Research Professor at DePaul University College of Law.

January 22, “Jewish, Christian and Muslim Encounters before 1492,” led by guest scholar Professor Abigail Balbale, Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University.

To help you prepare for the evening, please watch this documentary, featuring Prof. Balbale, that just aired on PBS, "The Ornament of the World."

January 29, “The Modern and Contemporary History of Jewish Life in North Africa,” led by Rabbi Sam Gordon.


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