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Sunday, February 10 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
CANCELED: Family and Lineage in the Shaping of Sephardic Identity

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CANCELED - PRESENTER UNABLE TO MAKE IT TO CONFERENCE DUE TO SNOW STORM ON EAST COAST. "Aristocrats of pure lineage and noble family", "Members of the Nacao", "Descendants of the tribe of Judah", are all descriptions that Sephardic Jews have used to identify themselves. Are these terms racist? Does your genealogical background make you Sephardic? What is the role of genealogy and lineage in shaping Sephardic identity?

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Jane Gerber

Director, Institute for Sephardic Studies, Graduate School of the City University of New York
Jane Gerber is Professor of Jewish History and Director of the Institute for Sephardic Studies at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She is the author of five books including The Jews of Spain, which won the National Jewish Book Award in Sephardic Studies in 1992. She has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Her forthcoming books are The Jewish Diaspora of the Caribbean (2013)  and Cities of Splendor in the Shaping of Jewish History (2014... Read More →

Sunday February 10, 2013 4:30pm - 5:45pm MST
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