Harvard University Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge MA 02138
Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for European Studies (Jews in Modern Europe Study Group):
German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardic
John M. Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, University of California, Berkeley
Focusing on the period spanning the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth century, this talk explores the special place German-Jewish culture accorded medieval Spanish Jewry. In a broad array of genres, a portrait emerged that...
New Discoveries at Wadi al-Jarf Gregory Marouard, Research Associate in Egyptian Archaeology Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Located along the Egyptian coast of the Red Sea, Wadi al-Jarf is considered the oldest known harbor in the world. This exceptional 4,600-year-old site dates to the beginning of the Fourth Dynasty, the “golden age” of ancient Egypt. Gregory Marouard will discuss recent archaeological excavations at Wadi al-Jarf, including the discovery of hundreds of papyrus fragments that...
Dana-Palmer House (Department of Comparative Literature), 16 Quincy Street, Seminar room 102
CJS presents: Starr Seminar Thursday
Dr. Nili Samet, Bar-Ilan University and Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica at the Center for Jewish Studies will be presenting: “Qohelet’s Idiolect: The Language of a Jew in a Changing World”
*Please be sure to RSVP as space is limited. RSVP to Sandy Cantave at firstname.lastname@example.org or 5-4326 by noon on February 6th. *Please metion dietary needs you may have (such as allergies). All food is strictlyy kosher caterer (Milk Street Café of Boston).