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Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List – October 25, 2009

Association for Jewish Studies Sephardi/Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List

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

Week of Sunday, October 25, 2009 (7 Heshvan 5770)

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Index:

1. Call for Papers: "The Bible in the Iberian World: Fundamentals of a Religious Melting Pot" (Valdez)

2. Call for Papers: _Journal for the Study of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry_ (Zohar)

3. Call for Papers: 16th British Conference on Judeo-Spanish Studies, 2010 (Refael)

4. Call for Papers: "The Conversos and Moriscos in Spain and Beyond" (Ingram)

5. Call for Books for Review: _Identities: Journal for Jewish Culture & Identity_ (Rothenberg)

6. Call for Applications: Targum Shlishi Grants for Jewish Studies Dissertations (Dach)

7. Call for Applications: Hazel D. Cole Fellowship in Jewish Studies (Paxton)

8. Call for Applications: Summer Research Workshop on Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust (Shaked)

9. Job: Assistant Professor, Medieval and/or Early Modern Jewish History, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Browning)

10. Job: Assistant Professor of Modern European Jewish History, Emory University (Tam Institute for Jewish Studies)

11. Job: Assistant Professorship in the History of Migration, University of Texas at Arlington (Garrigus)

12. Seeking experts on contemporary Syrian-Jewish community in the U.S. (Rosenberg)

13. New Publications in Sephardic Studies at Sussex Academic Press (ISBS)

14. Exhibition: Jerusalem and the Jews of Spain: Longing and Reality (A.S.F./Sephardic House)

15. Memorial Concert for Judith Wachs (Bruckman)

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1. Call for Papers: "The Bible in the Iberian World: Fundamentals of a Religious Melting Pot" (Valdez)

From: Maria Ana T. Valdez <ana(dot)valdez(at)yale(dot)edu>

via: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:44:56 -0400

That the Iberian Peninsula represents a fundamental hub between Christianity, Judaism and Islam is common knowledge. However, theologians and historians have been studying these phenomena as isolated events and not as part of a much larger Iberian world characteristic, one that should be understood in terms of the broader Western thought.

This sessions' goal, though experimental, is to provide a space of discussion for those of us who work with biblical themes in the context of the Iberian world, including not only the peninsular space, but also its colonial spaces, e.g., American, African and Asian places where Portuguese and Spaniards played an influential role starting in the Early Modern period. Moreover, the subjects to discuss are not limited nor to a particular time frame nor to a specific chronological period for this first phase.

Our initial objectives are to underline the importance of the Iberian world as a space of communication, or not, between the different religions of the Bible, of biblical interpretation, and how the Iberian world was prone to be influenced by the Bible.

Call for Papers: For this year's session, we would like to gather scholars with different backgrounds in order to enlighten the Iberian world's biblical understanding and experience. Therefore, it is our goal to join in this session papers that deal not only with the interpretation of the sacred texts within the Iberian space, but also with how these peoples have lived their religiosity not just in the Iberian Peninsula but also in the colonies.

Maria Ana T. Valdez (Yale University)

Ricardo Mu=F1oz Solla (Salamanca University)

Email: ana(dot)valdez(at)yale(dot)edu

Visit the website at http://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/Congresses_CallForPaperDetails.aspx?MeetingId3D16&VolunteerUnitId3D513

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2. Call for Papers: _Journal for the Study of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry_ (Zohar)

From: zion zohar <zohar5011(at)gmail(dot)com>

Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 15:29:43 -0400

Call For Papers

Winter 2009

_Journal For The Study Of Sephardic And Mizrahi Jewry_

Part of FIU’s President Navon Program, the _Journal for the Study of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry_ has been an ongoing, interdisciplinary project which draws upon the expertise of leading scholars in the field and seeks to cover all aspects of the Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish experience.

The journal is a double-blind refereed, peer reviewed and interdisciplinary academic journal. Created to fill a lacuna in academic publications, the journal’s purpose is to provide an online platform for scholars to publish original, academic work that explores salient aspects within this burgeoning field of study.

Academicians in the field of Sephardic and Mizrahi studies are invited to submit articles and contribute to this innovative, new journal. Among the many benefits of publishing with the journal is the short time span between submission and publishing compared to other journals. Moreover, the journal is free, fully online, and easily accessible to the general public via the journal website.

To access the journal please use this link:

http://sephardic.fiu.edu/journal/

For submission guidelines and a style/instruction sheet see:

http://sephardic.fiu.edu/journal/Submission%20Guidelines_Journal.htm

  

Dr. Zion Zohar

President Navon Program for the Study of Sephardic & Mizrahi Jewry, Florida International University, Academic One #225

(305) 919-5610

Email: zoharz(at)fiu(dot)edu

Visit the website at http://sephardic.fiu.edu/journal/CallforPapers.htm

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3. Call for Papers: 16th British Conference on Judeo-Spanish Studies, 2010 (Refael)

From: Shmuel Refael <refaes(at)mail(dot)biu(dot)ac(dot)il>

Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:53:44 +0300

Click here for flier. Subscribers should visit:http://www.umass.edu/sephardimizrahi/past_issues/091025.html

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4. Call for Papers: "The Conversos and Moriscos in Spain and Beyond" (Ingram)

From: Kevin Ingram kingram3(at)slu(dot)edu

via: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 17:47:24 -0400

*The Conversos and Moriscos in Spain and Beyond*

Papers are invited for the Fifth International *CONVERSO and MORISCO* Studies

Conference, organized by Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, in collaboration with the University of Alcale at Alcale de Henares.

The conference will be held at the Colegio Mayor of the University of Alcale from *Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 June 2010.*

Conference papers will examine the Converso and Morisco experience in Spain and Portugal, in their empires, and in the diaspora communities of the Mediterranean.

As previously, the aims of the conference are to bring together an international and multi-disciplinary group of scholars to examine not only Converso and Morisco topics but also the question of social identity.

A selection of the conference papers will be published in the third volume of our series of anthologies examining Converso and Morisco themes: *The Conversos and Moriscos in Late Medieval Spain and Beyond*, published by Brill Academic Press.

Send 250-word abstracts in English or Spanish to: kingram3(at)slu(dot)edu.

For information on previous conferences and publications visit our website:

http://spain.slu.edu/conversos

*Deadline for abstracts: Friday January 29, 2010.*

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5. Call for Books for Review: _Identities: Journal for Jewish Culture & Identity_ (Rothenberg)

From: Naftali Rothenberg [NaftaliR(at)vanleer(dot)org(dot)il]

via: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 00:03:34 -0400

_Identities: Journal for Jewish Culture & Identity_

Call for books for review

IDENTITIES is a new multi-disciplinary academic journal published by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, whose purpose is to stimulate public and academic discussion of contemporary Jewish culture and identity in Israel and the Diaspora. The journal will showcase research studies on streams and diverse groups within Jewish society and will provide insights on emergent trends. Issues in Jewish thought and culture will be addressed here from the manifold perspectives of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The journal will be published twice a year in Hebrew. The inaugural issue will appear in 2010.

Editor: Naftali Rothenberg      Co- Editor: Yotam Benziman

Editorial Board: Gabriel Motzkin (Chair), Hanan A. Alexander, Ella Belfer, Tamar El-Or,  Rachel Elior, Aviad Hacohen, W. Zeev Harvey, Sara Japhet, Haviva Pedaya, Ishay Rosen-Zvi, Avinoam Rosenak, Dafna Schreiber, Sara Soreni, Daniel Sperber, Chaim I. Waxman

The Editorial Board invites publishers, scholars and authors to send recently published books in Hebrew or other languages that deal with any aspects of contemporary Jewish culture and identity. Reviews of suitable books will be printed in the Journal.

Please send books to:

Dafna Schreiber, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 43 Jabotinsky St,

Jerusalem 91040 (JJI&C(at)vanleer(dot)org(dot)il)

Books will not be returned to the sender.

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6. Call for Applications: Targum Shlishi Grants for Jewish Studies Dissertations (Dach)

From: Targum Shlishi <info(at)targumshlishi(dot)org>

Date:             Fri, 16 Oct 2009 15:46:22 -0400

TARGUM SHLISHI ANNOUNCES GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

FOR DISSERTATION RESEARCH ON JEWISH STUDIES TOPICS

October 16, 2009 - Targum Shlishi is awarding four grants of $2,500 each during the 2009-10 academic year for dissertation research on Jewish Studies topics for students based either in the U.S. or Israel. The foundation is now accepting applications for the award.

This is the fourth year that Targum Shlishi has awarded grants for dissertation research. The research subjects of past grantees have included explorations into student satisfaction with day school education, understanding the concept of free will as it relates to a Jewish marriage and get, the philosophy and life of Franz Rosenzweig, and Jewish music literacy.

"Supporting educational initiatives is one of the most important things we do as a foundation. We believe that Jewish education is the key to our future, and to that end, we have funded educational projects across the spectrum over the years, from early childhood to lifelong learning, from programs aimed at students to programs for teacher improvement," notes Aryeh Rubin, director of Targum Shlishi. "In supporting dissertation research, we are making a statement about the critical importance of Jewish Studies. We believe that funding in this area of inquiry is seriously lacking, and that more

dissertations would be produced if there was more financial support for Jewish Studies."

To apply for a grant, applicants must submit a brief description (up to 1,000 words) of their dissertation topic. The description should include:

Name, email address, mailing address and phone number

Name of university presently attending and department of study

Title of dissertation

Description of dissertation topic

Main goal of the research

Relevance to your field

Methods used

Why it is important

Status of research thus far

In addition to the description of the topic, applicants must also include a paragraph of biographical information describing their educational background, related work, publications, and advisor’s name.

Information should be e-mailed by December 2, 2009 to Judith Dach, Ph.D., education consultant for Targum Shlishi at judy(at)targumshlishi(dot)org; any questions should also be addressed to her. After receiving the brief description, Targum Shlishi may contact applicants requesting further information.

For in-depth information about the 2007-08 grants for dissertation support, please visit the initiatives page on Targum Shlishi&rsquo;s website, http://www.targumshlishi.org/initiatives.html.

About Targum Shlishi

Targum Shlishi, a Raquel and Aryeh Rubin Foundation, is dedicated to providing a range of creative solutions to problems facing Jewry today. Premised on the conviction that dynamic change and adaptation have historically been crucial to a vibrant and relevant Judaism and to the survival of its people, Targum Shlishi's initiatives are designed to stimulate the development of new ideas and innovative strategies that will enable Jewish life, its culture, and its traditions to continue to flourish. For more information on the foundation, visit its website: www.targumshlishi.org.

Contact: Judith Dach, Ph.D.

Phone: 954.559.9390

E-mail: judy(at)targumshlishi(dot)org

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7. Call for Applications: Hazel D. Cole Fellowship in Jewish Studies (Paxton)

From: Loryn Paxton <lpaxton(at)u(dot)washington(dot)edu>

Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 09:24:44 -0700

The Stroum Jewish Studies Program at the University of Washington is welcoming applications for the Hazel D. Cole Fellowship in Jewish Studies for the academic year 2010-2011. The Fellowship may be used for either doctoral or post-doctoral (Ph.D. received within last three years) research in any field of Jewish Studies. Candidates must agree to be in residence at the University of Washington for the tenure of the fellowship. The Hazel D. Cole Fellow will receive a stipend of $30,000 plus benefit spending funding for the academic year and is expected to offer one public lecture and one undergraduate course during his or her tenure.

Applicants from all U.S. and foreign universities arewelcome.

Applications should consist of:

(1) A current curriculum vitae.

(2) A description (not exceeding five pages) of the proposed research.

(3) Three letters of recommendation. Letters with the original signature of the person making the recommendation may be sent via email as a PDF or as a WORD document with a scanned signature or mailed as a hard copy to the address below. Finalists will be interviewed at the Association of Jewish Studies conference December 20-22, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Conference information may be found at: http://www.ajsnet.org/conf_2009.html.Phone interviews may be conducted for finalists who are not able to attend the AJS conference. All applications including letters of recommendation should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on

Friday, October 30, 2009.

Application materials may be emailed to jewishst(at)uw(dot)edu or mailed to:

Hazel D. Cole Fellowship Selection Committee

Jewish Studies Program

University of Washington

Box 353650

Seattle, WA 98195-3650

The successful candidate for the Cole Fellowship will be notified in early 2010. Questions about the application process may be sent to jewishst(at)uw(dot)edu or you may call 206-543-4835. Visit http://jsis.washington.edu/jewish to learn more about the Stroum Jewish Studies Program at the University of Washington.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 5:00 p.m., Fri., Oct. 30, 2009

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8. Call for Applications: Summer Research Workshop on Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust (Shaked)

From: Edith Shaked <edith(dot)shaked(at)gmail(dot)com>

Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 09:07:01 -0700

2010 Summer Research Workshop

June 16-25, 2010

The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS) of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) invites applications for a workshop on Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust, scheduled for June 16-25, 2010 at the USHMM in Washington, DC.

The objectives are to acquaint emerging scholars with the breadth of this rich and diverse subject matter; expose them to new scholarly research on Sephardic Studies and the Holocaust; and provide them with the background knowledge, archival resources, and scholarly networking necessary to initiate or continue work in this underrepresented area.

The workshop will be led by two leading scholars in the field, Aron Rodrigue and Daniel Schroeter and will have two segments: seminar and research. The seminar portion will address issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, such as Ladino language and Sephardic identity; the Sephardic experience in ghettos, camps, and transports; resistance and rescue; and the experience of North African Jews both before and during the war. Areas of inclusion are Southeastern Europe (Balkans, Bulgaria, Greece) and North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Morocco).

The research portion will consist of orientation, exposure, and guided research in the Museum's extensive archival and other collections concerning North Africa, Croatia, Greece, Serbia, the Jewish community of Monastir, and newly acquired collections in Ladino and Judeo-Arabic, and selected collections of Sephardic-survivor oral testimonies and Sephardic music.

The Museum welcomes applications from advanced graduate students, doctoral candidates, post-doctoral scholars, and early career academics who are either conducting or considering research on Sephardic Jewish Studies, Holocaust Studies in Sephardic countries or communities, or area studies in countries in which Sephardic Jews resided. Candidates must be affiliated with an accredited, degree-awarding institution (baccalaureate, the equivalent, or higher) in North America.

Up to fourteen scholars will be selected. Applications must be submitted in English and include: (1) a current CV; (2) a statement addressing the candidate's specific interest and background (including previous coursework, projects, publications, or language study) in the program's area of study as well as how the workshop will benefit the candidate's research; and (3) a supporting letter from an academic advisor, department chair, or dean that addresses the candidate's qualifications and research as well as his/her potential as a scholar in the field. Participants are required to attend the full duration of the workshop.

For non-local participants, the Center will provide: (1) lodging for the duration of the workshop; and (2) $1,000 toward the cost of travel and other incidental expenses. Local participants will receive a stipend of $200 for the two weeks.

Applications must be postmarked or submitted electronically by November 23, 2009. Applications should be sent to University Programs, Center of Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024 (Fax: 202-479-9726; Email: university_programs(at)ushmm(dot)org). Candidates will be notified by January 18, 2010. For questions, please contact Dr. Leah Wolfson at lwolfson(at)ushmm(dot)org.

Visit the website at

http://www.ushmm.org <http://www.ushmm.org/>

Edith Shaked

Holocaust Instructor, PCC

http://cc.pima.edu/~eshaked/

http://www.u.arizona.edu/~shaked/

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9. Job: Assistant Professor, Medieval and/or Early Modern Jewish History, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Browning)

From: Professor Christopher Browning

via: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 13:42:39 -0400

The History Department at the University of North at Chapel Hill (http://history.unc.edu/) is pleased to announce that it has been authorized to resume the search for a tenure-track assistant professor position that was suspended last January. The position would now begin 1 July 2010. Ph.D. preferred. Candidates for the position should demonstrate strong scholarly promise and a commitment to teaching; and they will be expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and UNC’s program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS). Candidates who applied last year are welcomed to update their applications. All new candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., and four letters of recommendation to: Professor Christopher Browning, Chair, Jewish History Search Committee, Department of History, CB #3195, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3195. The application deadline is 30 November, 2009. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an EOE.

Website: http://history.unc.edu

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10. Job: Assistant Professor of Modern European Jewish History, Emory University (Tam Institute for Jewish Studies)

From: Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

via: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:36:20 -0400

The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and the Department of History at Emory University invite applications for the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Assistant Professor of Modern European Jewish History (tenure-track), beginning Fall 2010. Ph.D. required. Candidates must display evidence or promise of a distinguished record in research, as well as in teaching on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Teaching responsibilities will include a broad spectrum of courses in the field, as well as an introductory-level survey of Jewish history. The appointment will be made jointly in Jewish Studies and History, and active participation in the activities and programs of both units is expected. Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a writing sample to: Chair, Search Committee in Jewish History, Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, 204 Candler Library, 550 Asbury Circle, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2009. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AHA and AJS meetings. Emory University is an EEO/AA employer.

Contact Info:

Chair, Search Committee in Jewish History

Tam Institute for Jewish Studies

204 Candler Library

550 Asbury Circle

Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30322

Website: http://www.emory.edu

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11. Job: Assistant Professorship in the History of Migration, University of Texas at Arlington (Garrigus)

From: Dr. John Garrigus

via: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:39:25 -0400

The Department of History at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a position in the history of migration on the level of assistant professor. The successful candidate will become an active member of the department’s innovative and unique doctoral program in transatlantic history. Applicants will be expected to supervise doctoral work in the history of European migration to the Americas and focus on migration between the 1750s and the 1920s. Candidates will be expected to be fluent in at least one foreign language that corresponds with their research and teaching interests. Teaching responsibilities will include a doctoral colloquium on the history of migration and settlement, a research seminar in transatlantic history as well as various courses in social or cultural history of the Americas on the undergraduate level. Located in the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, UT Arlington is a Class I Doctorate

Granting Institution with a total enrollment of over 25,000. UT Arlington is close to numerous other universities, libraries, and museums in this diverse metropolitan region of more than 6 million people.

Please send CV, three letters of recommendation, and one writing sample to arrive by December 4, 2009 to Dr. John Garrigus, Chair, Migration History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0529. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The committee will interview at the AHA annual meeting. Please visit our website at www.uta.edu/history/.

This is a security sensitive position and a criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.

UT Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Contact Info:

Dr. John Garrigus, Chair, Migration History Search Committee

Department of History

The University of Texas at Arlington

Box 19529

Arlington, TX 76019-0529

Website: http://www.uta.edu/history

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12. Seeking experts on contemporary Syrian-Jewish community in the U.S. (Rosenberg)

From: Rosenberg, Jennifer [ROSENBERGJ(at)UJAFEDNY(dot)ORG]

via: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 18:44:03 -0400

Seeking experts on contemporary Syrian-Jewish community in the U.S.

The Commission on the Jewish People of UJA-Federation of New York works to build bridges between the diverse and complex Jewish population of the New York Jewish community. As part of this endeavor, we are currently exploring the different elements of the Sephardic Jewish community, and specifically, the nature of the Syrian- Jewish population of New York.

We are searching for potential academics able to conduct research into the Syrian-Jewish community living in Brooklyn today, ascertaining both qualitative and quantitative information such as Jewish patterns of behavior, the socio-economic character of the population, population growth, and interface with the non-Syrian Jewish community at large. Please note that we are seeking further clarity on the contemporary nature of Brooklyn's Syrian-Jewish community, rather than ascertaining historical information. The researcher should be willing to make significant contact with members of the Syrian community.

Please contact Jennifer Rosenberg, Director of Research at UJA Federation of New York, rosenbergj(at)ujafedny(dot)org if you are interested or if you know of someone who specializes in this or a kindred field.

Jennifer Rosenberg

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13. New Publications in Sephardic Studies at Sussex Academic Press (ISBS)

From: ISBS Marketing <isbs_emarketing(at)isbs(dot)com>

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 05:30:45 -0400 (EDT)

Morin, Edgar, _Vidal and His Family: From Salonica to Paris: The Story of a Sephardic Family in the Twentieth Century_ (Sussex Academic Press, 2009).

http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102726625643&s=2623&e=001vTHZRqzDsED91fT7Gdcdz7WcjIqw9fc-4sv0IfE2ZMdVqlPpfFsiQzi6Ne80SLVYHn_-HPWsMcFcuxGjLTFEMkdl9XlMAMkGX1EIWji5pzB2ctqEB6JfcbmtTqArSWlRQcBevaQzH3CmDBFlhgPvS4AyAUCFTuvn

Roumani, Maurice, _The Jews of Libya: Coexistence, Persecution, Resettlement_

(Sussex Academic Press, 2009). ISBN: 9781845193676; Pages: 310.

This book — now in paperback — investigates the transformative period in the history of the Jews of Libya (1938-52), a period crucial to understanding Libyan Jewry's evolution into a community, playing significant roles in Israel, Italy, and in relation with Qaddhafi's Libya. Against the background of a reform-conscious Ottoman administration (1835-1911) and subsequent stirrings of modernization under Italian colonial influence (1911-43), the Jews of Libya began to experience rapid change following the application of fascist racial laws of 1938, the onset of war-related calamities, and violent expressions of Libyan pan-Arabism, culminating in mass migration to Israel in the period of 1949-1952. By focusing on key socio-economic and political dimensions of this process, the author reveals the capacity of Libyan Jewry to adapt to and integrate into new environments without losing its unique and historical traditions.

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14. Exhibition: Jerusalem and the Jews of Spain: Longing and Reality (A.S.F./Sephardic House)

From:             American Sephardi Federation / Sephardic House <info(at)americansephardifederation(dot)org>

Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 13:55:07 -0400 (EDT)

Exhibition: Jerusalem and the Jews of Spain: Longing and Reality - Opening Program and Reception - October 15, 2009

American Sephardi Federation / Sephardic House

Promoting the Sephardic Experience

Keynote Address

Dr. Ross Brann, Milton R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies, Cornell University.

Jerusalem and the Jews of Spain: Longing and Reality focuses on the historic longing of the Jews of Spain to return to Jerusalem, and the realization of that dream. Employing a timeline, the exhibition will spotlight Sephardic aspirations from the 10th through the 20th centuries. Documents, excerpts of poetry, lithographs and engravings, historic photos, replications of historic documents, and other visuals will demonstrate the longing of Spanish Jews to reach Jerusalem and their ultimate arrival there.

6:30 pm Viewing the Exhibition

7:30 pm  Program

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15. Memorial Concert for Judith Wachs (Bruckman)

From: Gilda Bruckman

via: Jay Rosenberg <macavitythe(at)gmail(dot)com>

Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 22:59:53 -0400

[Note from Editor/Moderator Aviva Ben-Ur: The date of this concert has passed; readers may be interested in knowing of the work of the Voice of the Turtle in popularizing and disseminating Judeo-Spanish music, and also knowing that a documentary was made about Judith Wachs.]

Dear Friends,

For some of you this is a reminder and for others important news:

There will be a memorial concert to honor the life of Judith Wachs, the founder and artistic director of Voice of the Turtle, who passed away in October 2009.

The Memorial Concert for Judith Wachs will be on:

Sunday, October 18 at 3:00 PM

Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Admission is FREE; there are NO TICKETS NEEDED

The concert will feature Judy’s group, Voice of the Turtle, as well as Libana, the women's world music ensemble for which Judy served as a board member and occasional advisor. There will also be a short film about Judy's life and work with Voice of the Turtle.

Even though I already know that some you can’t be there, I'm asking that you please spread the word and pass on this announcement to anyone you know who might be interested in attending. This memorial concert is free and open to the public.

Hoping you can join us to remember and celebrate the unique contributions that Judy made to music and to our lives.

Warm wishes,

Gilda Bruckman

Ad Hoc Producer

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