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EWJ Program: Mizrachi Jewry

Forgotten Refugees: The Story of Mizrachi Jewry and their Impact on the Modern State of Israel

Brought to Shir Hadash by JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa

Jews from the Middle East had a significant presence in Israel during the Ottoman Empire and before the beginnings of Modern Zionism. They also represented the vast majority of Israel’s new citizens in the 1950s and 1960s. From where did they come and why? Prejudice and discrimination existed in the early days of the state; to what extent do they continue today?

Edith Shaked is a wonderful speaker and looks forward to sharing her family story from Tunisia and the Story of the "Mizrachi Jews" at the event. We will open the event with 15min preview of the "The Forgotten Refugees" movie and then 30 to 45 minute lecture and Q&A.

Ms. Shaked has over 35 years of successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level in Israel, France (University of Lyon II) and the U.S. (Hebrew, History of Israel, Western Civilization, Modern Israel and Arab/Israeli Relations, The Holocaust). She initiated the Holocaust and Modern Israel and Arab/Israeli Relations courses.

February 24th, 2019 9:30 AM   through   12:00 PM

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