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EWJ Speaker Series--The World of Sephardi Jewry

With Professor Heckman of UC Santa Cruz

Who are the non-Ashkenazi Jews who now make up the majority of Jews in Israel and who play such a significant role in world Jewish affairs? Once the most liberal and intellectual community in world Jewry, how has modernity and particularly the events of the 20th century reshaped this community? Join Dr. Alma Heckman as she explores the world of Sephardic Jewry.

Alma Rachel Heckman is Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She specializes in modern Jewish history of North Africa and the Middle East with an interest in citizenship, the politics of belonging, transnationalism and empire. She is currently at work on a book manuscript tentatively entitled, “Radical Nationalists: Moroccan Jewish Communists, 1925-1975.” 


September 17th, 2017 9:30 AM   through   12:00 PM
Oneg Room

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