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CANCELED: Muslim–Jewish Relations in Morocco and Beyond with Emily Gottreich

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St San Francisco, CA, 94115 US (map)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOR A FUTURE DATE (TBD).

Need something else to do on Sunday? Come to the Library to browse the stacks and consider attending one of these events hosted by JIMENA as part of the Journey into the Mizrah Workshop for Jewish Educators:

12:45 - 2PM Rabbi Daniel Bouskila from the Sephardic Education Center on “Sephardic Spiritual Responses to Contemporary Issues Facing our Youth“

2PM Piyut Workshop with Dror Sinai

Free event with free garage parking on Pierce St between Ellis and Eddy (click here for a map)

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This lecture will address how the understanding of the Jewish past in the Islamic world is colored by the geo-politics of today, not only in the “West” but in the Muslim world itself, with often surprising consequences. Professor Gottreich will focus on Morocco, a country that once had the largest Jewish population in the Arab world and is currently experiencing a significant wave of philosemitism despite the emigration of most of its Jews.

Emily Gottreich is chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley. Her publications include The Mellah of Marrakech: Jewish and Muslim Space in Morocco’s Red City, the forthcoming work Jewish Morocco: A History from Pre-Islamic to Post-Colonial Times, and the co-edited book Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa.

Co-presented by JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa.

Program made possible, in part, by Larry Burgheimer.