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Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List - Week of June 19, 2005

Association for Jewish Studies Sephardi/Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List

Editor/Moderator: Aviva Ben-Ur <aben-ur(at)judnea.umass.edu>

Week of Sunday, June 19, 2005 (12 Sivan 5765)

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Index:

1.  American Sephardi Federation Event for Jews of Belmonte, Portugal (Berg)

2. World Congress of Jews from Egypt, July 3-6, 2006, Haifa (Aharoni)

3. Call for Papers: First Hispanic-Turkish-Sephardic Historical/Cultural
International Symposium in Ankara (Orgun)

4. 2nd International Symposium on History of Printing and Publishing in
Languages and Countries of the Middle-East (Musnik)

5. Visiting Appointment in Israeli History at University of Maryland, 2006-2007
(Lapin)

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1.  American Sephardi Federation Event for Jews of Belmonte, Portugal (Berg)

Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2005 17:25:01
From: "Esme E. Berg" <eberg(at)asf.cjh.org>

The American Sephardi Federation with Sephardic House and the Portuguese
Culture and Education Foundation

Cordially invite you to a Fund-Raising Event for the Benefit of the Jewish
Community of Belmonte, Portugal

A Reading of the Play

Disobedience

Followed by a reception featuring a Portuguese Wine and Olive Oil Tasting

Wednesday, June 8th at 7:00 pm

This unique event features a staged reading of the Luis Francisco Rebello play
Disobedience which compellingly recounts the heroic efforts of Consul Aristides
de Sousa Medes of Portugal in saving the lives of thousands of Jews during the
Nazi regime. The playwright will be present for a Q & A

All proceeds will benefit the Jewish Community Project in Belmonte, Portugal.

Admission and contribution: $50; Students $20
(Tax deductible to the extent permitted by law)

RSVP to 212-294-8350 or to eberg(at)asf.cjh.org

About the Belmonte Project:

Belmonte is home to the only community in Portugal that has maintained its
Jewish identity for more than 500 years.  Since the forced conversion of Jews
in 1496 [sic: should read 1497-A.B.], this small community has secretly
practiced their Jewish traditions.  In 1989, a group of 120 broke the pattern
of relative isolation by forming a congregation. With funding from Jews outside
of Portugal, they built a synagogue and enlisted the help of a temporary rabbi.
A scholarship fund has recently been created to help support the first
rabbinical student from Belmonte to formally study Judaism. Such efforts will
ensure that this vibrant Belmonte community is able to grow stronger and
fulfill its dream of openly practicing Judaism.

[Note from Editor/Moderator Aviva Ben-Ur: The event has already passed and is
posted to notify readers of recent events related to this remarkable
community.]

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2. World Congress of Jews from Egypt, July 3-6, 2006, Haifa (Aharoni)

Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005
From: "ada(at)technion" <ada(at)techunix.technion.ac.il>

Dear Friends,

We are very glad to announce that the updated WCJE website now contains a
Registration Form, at:

www.wcje.net

Haifa 3-6 July 2006

Please copy, fill the form and send your Registration
together with your Registration Fee to: "L'Union des Juifs d'Egypte" in Tel
Aviv.

Best regards and thanks for your support,
The World Congress of the Jews from Egypt Committee

Dr. Ada Aharoni
President
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3. Call for Papers: First Hispanic-Turkish-Sephardic Historical/Cultural
International Symposium in Ankara (Orgun)

Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 18:00:38 +0300
From: Güler ORGUN <gulerorgun(at)hotmail.com>

Simpozyum Internasyonal
Primer Enkontro Istoriko-Kultural Ispano-Turko-Sefaradi

(Primer Encuentro Historico-Cultural Hispano-Turco-Sefardi)

28-29-30 Novembre, 2005
Universidad de Ankara, Fakultad de Lingua, Istorya i Jeografiya (Ankara
Universitesi Dil ve Tarih-Cografya Fakultesi)

Organizado por: Asociación Cultural y de Amistad Ibero-Americana
Kon la kolaborasyon de:

Embasada de Espanya
Universidad de Ankara
Instituto Cervantes
 
Data limite para someter el titolo de la prezentasyon:  30 Julyo, 2005. En
estando aprovado el titolo de la prezentasyon por el Komite Organizador, se
embiyara el Formularyo de Inskripsyon.

Data limite para embiyar el rezumen de la prezentasyon (300 palavras) i el
teksto kompleto: 30 septembre, 2005.

El program detalyado del simpozyum se remetera a los partisipantes a partir del
15 septembre.

Idiomas ofisyales: Espanyol, Turko, Judeo-Espanyol i Inglez.
 
Kontenido i temas del simpozyum: Istorya, Kultura, Lingua, Literatura, Artes i
Istoryografiya sovre los sefaradis i sus relasyon kon el mundo ispano-turko a
lo largo de la istorya.

Embiyo del titolo de la prezentasyon a : ibero-america(at)ibero-america.org  
o por posta a la atensyon de:

Dr. Mukadder Yayc<breve>o©£lu
Ahenk Sok.  Dostlar Apt. 6/7  Çankaya /   Ankara

Turkiye

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4. 2nd International Symposium on History of Printing and Publishing in
Languages and Countries of the Middle-East (Musnik)

Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 22:28:59 -0400
cross-posted from: HJ Newsletter hjnews(at)OISE.UTORONTO.CA

For your information, here is the website of the 2nd international symposium
"History of Printing and Publishing in the Languages and Countries of the
Middle-East" which will take place at the Bibliothèque nationale de France,
Paris, from 2 to 4 November 2005:
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/colloque.imprimes.mo/.  It includes the list of the
speakers, the abstracts, the preliminary programme, practical information,
useful links and a registration form.

Please forward this message to friends and colleagues who are likely to be
interested in the topic.

Those who wish to attend are kindly asked to register (free) and send the
registration form to colloque.imprimes-mo(at)bnf.fr

Cordially,
Sara Yontan Musnik
Local organiser
Bibliothèque nationale de France
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5. Visiting Appointment in Israeli History at University of Maryland, 2006-2007
(Lapin)

Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005
Cross-posted from: HJ Newsletter hjnews(at)OISE.UTORONTO.CA

The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies at the University of
Maryland seeks applicants for a possible visiting appointment in the field of
Israeli History for the 2006-2007 Academic Year. The successful applicant must
have a PhD or equivalent and experience teaching at the University level in the
area of the history (and pre-history) of the modern state of Israel. Rank of
visiting appointment is open and commensurate with candidate's experience,
publications, and current rank.

Principal duties include teaching (expected load: two courses per semester).
Appointee will be invited to contribute to conferences or other public programs
of the Center. The Meyerhoff Center is a multi-disciplinary Jewish Studies
program consisting of nine tenured or tenure-track faculty and numerous
visiting and affiliate faculty. The appointment may be shared jointly with the
Department of History at the University of Maryland.

Applicants should send a letter of application and CV and have three letters of
recommendation sent to Professor Hayim Lapin, Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff
Center for Jewish Studies, 0142 Holzapfel Hall, College Park, MD, 20742.

www.jewishstudies.umd.edu

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