The American Sephardi Federation/Sephardic House (ASF/SH) will examine this historic link between Spain and the Jewish people in a Symposium entitled: "The Jews of Spain: Past and Present" which will take place December 5 - 7, 2009 at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. Senior Spanish Government officials will be coming to New York to join eminent scholars from the United States, Canada and Israel in addressing both the triumphs and travails of the Sephardic Jewish legacy in Spain.
The Symposium program will initially address the contributions of Jews to Spain through scholarship (Jewish thought, mysticism, Maimonides, etc.) Culture (e.g. artists, poets, etc) then focus on the darker medieval period (the Inquisition, the Dispersion, etc.) finally addressing "Spain and its Jews Today," with the participation of Enrique Múgica Herzog, Spain's Ombudsman and Jacobo Israel Garzón, President of the Federation of the Jewish Communities of Spain.
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)