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Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List – June 27, 2010, Part II of II

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

Week of Sunday, June 27, 2010 (15 Tamuz 5770), Part II of II

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Index

1. Call for Papers: African Judaism, University of London, October 30-31, 2010 (Youmans)

2. Lecture May 3, 2010: Gloria Mound, “A Certain Identity - Crypto Jews Around The World" (ASF)

3. Lecture May 6, 1010: Nadia Malinovich, "French Nationalism and Jewish Identity in the Early Twentieth Century" (Malinovich)

4. A.S.F. Heritage Tour, July 4-13, 2010: The Jews of Spain (Winters)

5. New Publication: _Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World_ (Stillman)

6. New Publication: _Crown of Aleppo: The Mystery of the Oldest Hebrew Bible Codex_ (JPS)

7. New Publication: _Studies on Judeo-Spanish and Sephardic Culture: Cognitive Scientific Essays_(Agis)

8. New Publication: _An Ambassador and A Mensch: The story of a Turkish Diplomat in Vichy France_

 (Reisman)

9. New Film: “Rafting To Bombay” (Laufer)

10. Book Catalogue from Wyman Books: Modern Sephardic, Chinese, Indian, Mizrachi & Mediterranean Jewish History (Wyman)

11. Call for Papers: Jewish Cemeteries and World Cultural Heritage: An Exlporatory Workshop, May 31-June 1, 2011 (Halévy)

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1. Call for Papers: African Judaism, University of London, October 30-31, 2010 (Youmans)

From: H-NET List for African History and Culture [H-AFRICA(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU] On Behalf Of Joyce Youmans [youmans(at)MAIL(dot)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU]

via:    "Edith Bruder" <edithbruder(at)gmail(dot)com>

and via: Shumway, Rebecca <shumway(at)pitt(dot)edu>

Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 09:47:26 -0400 [09:47:26 AM EDT]

Call for Papers: African Judaism, University of London, October 30-31, 2010

Dear Members and Friends,

The International Society for the Study of African Jewry – ISSAJ (www.issaj.com) and the Centre of Jewish Studies of the University of London are glad to announce a conference, Jews and Judaism in Black Africa and its diasporas, which will take place at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, October 30-31, 2010.

We invite proposals from researchers interested in the scholarly investigation of African Judaism, the history of African Jews and the development of Semitic discourses in AFRICA to participate.

The first International Conference of ISSAJ is dedicated to a broad and interdisciplinary overview of the study of black African Jewry. What is the state of this field of study? What are the main points of discussion?

A number of recent studies have dealt with the constructions of Judaism or Jewishness among Black Africans and their relation to the historical experience of migrations, slavery and colonialism. The growth of Judaism, or Jewishness among Black Africans, has been nurtured by shared historical discourses about Jews and blackness that transcend national boundaries. In addition, Judaism, Jewishness, notions of Semitic origins and Zionism have impacted on many Black African and African-American societies.

Particular perceptions of Jewish history have been viewed as a paradigm of African suffering and possible redemption, and can be found in a variety of political and religious discourses among Black Africans.

The topic of Black African Jewry is not only restricted to the continent of Africa itself but also includes Israel, the United States and Europe, where increasingly Black communities are found which profess Jewish identities and practice Judaism in one form or another.

Submission deadline: April 30, 2010, by email to edithbruder(at)gmail(dot)com

Abstracts should succinctly state the problematic addressed and should be presented in no more than 200 words. Applications must include the name of the presenter, university degrees obtained, and current institutional affiliation, if any.

Presenters will be expected to pay conference fees and ISSAJ membership to the association as well. More information on the conference organization (hotel booking, etc.) and the form to submit payments will follow.

Please forward this announcement to anyone you think might be interested.

Dr. Edith Bruder, President of ISAAJ

Prof. Tudor Parfitt, Honorary President

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2. Lecture May 3, 2010: Gloria Mound, “A Certain Identity - Crypto Jews Around The World" (ASF)

[Note from Editor/Moderator Aviva Ben-Ur: Although this lecture has already taken place, readers may be interested in contacting the speaker for more information.]

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

Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 11:20:24 -0400 [04/15/2010 11:20:24 AM EDT]

"A Certain Identity - Crypto Jews Around The World" Lecture: May 3 @ 6:30pmLECTURE BY GLORIA MOUND

Thousands of Iberian Jews went "underground" at the time of the Inquisition and the expulsion from Spain. They dispersed across Europe, across the ocean to South America and the Caribbean, and to North Africa and the Middle East.  With tremendous tenacity, they preserved their heritage, married among themselves, and passed it down from generation to generation.  Gloria Mound, Director of the Casa Shalom-Institute for Anusim Studies in Israel, will illuminate their fascinating history, their presence in the Caribbean and in European countries, as well as previously unsuspected links with French Huguenots. Casa Shalom-Institute for Anusim Studies works to uncover the ancestry of Anusim, and help them find their way back to Judaism. Its new, highly esteemed library, opened in 2005 by  President Yitzchak Navon, comprises a unique collection of more than 2,000 books, 5,000 documents and a computer data base relating to secret or hitherto unknown Jewish Communities world-wide, providing a wealth of resources for academic researchers and genealogists.

Tickets at the door:

 

$10 General admission

$5 for ASF members and students.

 

Reservations requested:

212.294.8350 x0;

Monday,  May 3, 2010

 6:30pm, at the

Center for Jewish

History

15 West 16th Street, NYC

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3. Lecture May 6, 1010: Nadia Malinovich, "French Nationalism and Jewish Identity in the Early Twentieth Century" (Malinovich)

From: Nadia Malinovich <nmalinovich(at)gmail(dot)com>

Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 17:45:13 +0200 [04/16/2010 11:45:13 AM EDT]

[Note from Editor/Moderator Aviva Ben-Ur: Although this lecture has already taken place, readers may be interested in contacting the speaker for more information. Alas, because I was out of town, I was unable to attend.]

"French Nationalism and Jewish Identity in the Early Twentieth Century" May

6, 2010

Speaker: NADIA MALINOVICH, Université Paris 8

Sponsor: Jews in Europe Study Group co-sponsored by the Seminar on French Politics and Society

http://www.ces.fas.harvard.edu/studygroups/sg21.html

Location: Goldman Room

Contact Name: Phyllis Albert

Contact Email: phyllisalbert(at)gmail(dot)com

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4. A.S.F. Heritage Tour, July 4-13, 2010: The Jews of Spain (Winters)

From: Lynne M. Winters <lmwinters(at)asf(dot)cjh(dot)org>

Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 14:59:42 -0400 [04/19/2010 02:59:42 PM EDT]

ASF Heritage tour to Spain

We are concluding our year-long programming on The Jews of Spain: Past and Present with a very special heritage tour to Spain, July 4–13, 2010.

We have made an exciting collaboration with the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue and the Ramaz School/KJ community of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Their respective rabbis, Rabbi Elie Abadie, MD and Rabbi Haskel Lookstein will be leading us on the trip, and we will be accompanied by expert tour guides in Spain.

With the continuing assistance of Spanish Consul General Fernando Villalonga, who will be joining us in several cities, the trip will include private concerts and receptions, and meetings with diplomats, government representatives and members of the Spanish Jewish community.  This is a unique opportunity to see and hear, first hand, the rich and lasting influence of the Sephardim in Spain.  

 

Attached you will find full details of the itinerary.   We hope you will join us on this wonderful journey. [click here for attachment.]

Best,

Lynne Winters

Director of Programming

American Sephardi Federation

15 West 16th Street

New York, NY  10011

Ph:  212.294.8350 x2

Fax: 212.294.8348

www.americansephardifederation.org

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5. New Publication: _Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World_ (Stillman)

From: Stillman, Norman A. <nstillman(at)ou(dot)edu>

Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:27:33 +0000 [04/20/2010 10:27:33 AM EDT]

The five-volume _The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World_ (five volumes, Leiden: Brill, 2010) is now available on line.

NAS

Norman Stillman, Executive Editor of the _Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World_

[Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia: Phillip  Ackerman-Lieberman (Vanderbilt), Yaron Ayalon

(Oklahoma), Avigdor Levy (Brandeis), Vera Basch Moreen, Meira Polliack (Tel Aviv), Angel Saenz-Badillos (Complutense) and Daniel Schroeter (Minnesota).]

[ed.: very slight edit]

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6. New Publication: _Crown of Aleppo: The Mystery of the Oldest Hebrew Bible Codex_ (JPS)

From: The Jewish Publication Society <jewishbook(at)jewishpub(dot)org>

Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 08:00:11 +1000 [06:00:11 PM EDT]

_Crown of Aleppo: The Mystery of the Oldest Hebrew Bible Codex_

By Bernard Schneider & Hayim Tawil

ISBN: 9780827608955

The history and dramatic rescue of the oldest Hebrew Bible in book form.

Crown of Aleppo tells the incredible story of the survival, against all odds, of the Aleppo Codex--known to be the most authoritative and accurate traditional Masoretic text of the Bible.

This wonderfully rich book contains over 50 photographs and maps, some in full color, including those of the Aleppo Codex, the Great Synagogue of Aleppo, and of the people who played a part in its rescue.

Learn more about this book, preview pages, or order online at the JPS website.

$40 Hardcover, 7" x 10", 220 pages

For more information contact the JPS Publicity Department (800) 234-3151 ext. 50601 or email: lschlesinger(at)jewishpub(dot)org

The Jewish Publication Society is the oldest nonprofit, multi-denominational publisher of Jewish works written in English.

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7. New Publication: _Studies on Judeo-Spanish and Sephardic Culture: Cognitive Scientific Essays_(Agis)

From: deryaagis(at)gmail(dot)com

Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 03:36:12 -0400 [03:36:12 AM EDT]

Derya Agis, _Studies on Judeo-Spanish and Sephardic Culture: Cognitive Scientific Essays_(Koln, Germany: Lap - Lambert Academic Publishing 2010).

ISBN-10: 3838359461

ISBN-13: 978-3838359465

Pages: 120 

Abstract:

This book is dedicated to the Judeo-Spanish language and Sephardic culture, and it involves various cognitive scientific and anthropological linguistic studies conducted for the revitalization of the Judeo- Spanish language. The main aim and scope of this book is to introduce the readers to the Sephardic culture of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey through interdisciplinary studies on the Judeo-Spanish language.

available at: http//www.amazon.com

Derya Agis

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8. New Publication: _An Ambassador and A Mensch: The story of a Turkish Diplomat in Vichy France_

 (Reisman)

From: arnold reisman <arnoldreisman2(at)gmail(dot)com>

Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 11:41:41 -0400 [11:41:41 AM EDT]

Attached please find [cick here] the cover proofs for a book due out next month. It discusses the largely unknown silver-lining that prevailed under the dark clouds hovering over both occupied and Vichy France during most of WWII. It documents the fact that members of the Turkish legation saved over 3,000 Jews who had familial connection with the Ottoman Empire; that they did that against the wills of Berlin, Vichy and the Ankara governments; and that they risked their careers and at times even their very lives in doing so.

 

My invited Yom Hashoah lecture which dealt with this silver-lining at the Habonim synagogue in mid-Manhattan was very well received and I am ready to do the same at your favorite institution. Please call or write:

Arnold Reisman PhD PE

18428 Parkland Drive

Shaker Hts Oh

44122 USA   (216) 561 1763

Author of:

SHOAH: Turkey, the US, and the UK

Turkey's Modernization: Refugees from Nazism and Ataturk's Vision

Post-Ottoman Turkey: Classical European Music and Opera

Arts in Turkey: How Ancient Became Contemporary

Refugees and Reforms: Turkey's Republican Journey

Books Forthcoming:

_The Transformation of Istanbul: Art Galleries Reviving Decaying Spaces_

_PERFIDY: Britannia and Her All-Jewish Army Units_

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9. New Film: “Rafting To Bombay” (Laufer)

From: nahum <laufern(at)netvision(dot)net(dot)il>

Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 20:10:32 +0300 [05/06/2010 01:10:32 PM EDT]

After a successful tour of Film Festivals we are offering our new film  "Rafting   to Bombay" to your university library, “Rafting to Bombay” can be used as an illustration for a wide range of study projects, Juduiac, Holocaust, History (WW II), India, Politics, Terror and Women studies.

 

Best  

Nahum Laufer

Marketing

Erez Laufer Flms

 

Visit our  web-sites

http://www.erezlauferfilms.com/

http://dariendilemma.com/eng/

Jerusalem Film festival 2009

“Rafting To Bombay”

Israeli filmmaker, Erez Laufer accompanied his father, Nahum, to Mumbai to visit his childhood home. They arrive during the terror attack of November 2008 and the horror of the terrorist takeover and the murders at Taj Mahal Hotel & Chabad House. Past and present collide as the family history of how Nahum and his mother escaped from Nazi Poland is echoed in the contemporary war, and a little-known story emerges of the Jewish refugees who found a safe haven in Mumbai during World War II. Nahum returns to his childhood Synagogue for a very sad moment:  The memorial service for Rabbi Gabriel and Rivka Holzberg with crying young Moshe.

 

I highly recommend this documentary for both its cinematic impact and it serving as a powerful catalyst for discussion."

Riva Gambell : Contra-Costa International Jewish Film Festival

 

71 mins  Mostly English, some Hebrew (with Eng sub)

 

Festivals & film series::

 Jerusalem Film festival, July 2009

Affulla City theatre, November 2009

Jordan Valley- Beit Gavriel Doco Festival  November 2009

Tel-Aviv Cinematque  2009 & 15 other cinamateques and JCCs in Israel

Washington DC Jewish Film Festival, December 2009

Clair-obscur Cinema Art Festival- 2009, Basel- Switzerland

Tucson Jewish Film Festival,  January 2010

Utopia JCC film Series,  January 2010, Queens NY

JCC on the Palisades, March 2010 Tenafly NJ

Contra-Costa Jewish International Film Festival February 2010 Oakland California

Mumbai International Film Festival, February 2010

Seattle Jewish Film Fetival, March 2010

Westchester film Fetival, Burns Center  NY April 2010

Detroit Jewish Film Festival April 2010

 

The film was produced with the participation of Yad Vashem and supported by Gesher Multicultural Film Fund and Makor Foundation.

 

Contact: Festivals and special screenings:  laufern(at)netvision(dot)net(dot)il

 

Erez Laufer,  is the editor of 2 Oscar nominees for Best Documentary  My Country  My Country 2006 and The War Room 1993. His films deal with different aspects of Israeli culture and history like the The Darien Dilemma and others. His film Mike Bran - Laisse-moi t'aimer won the 2002 Israeli Academy Award, and had its international premiere at the Directors Fortnight, at Cannes 2003

 

Synopsis & full information at web-site http://www.erezlauferfilms.com/

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10. Book Catalogue from Wyman Books: Modern Sephardic, Chinese, Indian, Mizrachi & Mediterranean Jewish History (Wyman)

From: Dan Wyman Books [mailto:BOOKLIST(at)shamash(dot)org]

via: Peter Stern <pstern(at)library(dot)umass(dot)edu>

Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 09:35:27 -0400 [05/06/2010 09:35:27 AM EDT]

Dear Friends,

Many of you have been asking when Part II of our Sephardica catalog would be available. And the answer is...now!

CATALOG 107: "LET ME ENTER, AND I'LL MAKE ROOM FOR MYSELF..."  PART II: THE POST-EXPULSION PERIOD

includes over 250 titles in the history of Mizrachi, Mediterranean, Asian & Post-Expulsion Sephardic Jewish communities worldwide.

We have just posted Part II online at http://danwymanbooks.com/sef4/sef4b.htm

Many items are still available from Part I of this catalog, focusing on the Medieval and Early Modern history, language, and culture of Spanish Jewry. Please browse Part I at http://danwymanbooks.com/sef4/sef4.htm

 In most cases, we have only one copy of each item, so please place your order as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Best,

Dan Wyman

Dan Wyman Books LLC.   www.DanWymanBooks.com

183 Ainslie St.  Brooklyn, NY 11211

Catalogs Issued    Browsing by Appointment

dan(at)danwymanbooks(dot)com   v: 718.963.0410

>>>We Find Good Homes For Nice Jewish Books <<<

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11. Call for Papers: Jewish Cemeteries and World Cultural Heritage: An Exploratory Workshop, May 31-June 1, 2011 (Halévy)

From: michael halévy <michael(dot)halevy(at)googlemail(dot)com>

Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 14:21:00 +0200 [08:21:00 AM EDT]

An invitation to lecture in a exploratory workshop

Hamburg, May, 31 - June,1,  2011

Dear friends, dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit proposals for papers related to the Jewish cemeteries as World Cultural Heritage.

This exploratory workshop will bring together judaists, historians, art historians, epigraphists  and curators of monuments to discuss the following topics:

Iconography * Epigraphy *Preservation

The abstract should not contain more than 150–200 words. The proposals and the lectures should be written/delivered in English or French.

The conference will take place in Hamburg In May, 31 and June, 1, 2011, and will be held at the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg.  It should be noted that the Congress covers only the flight (APEX) and the accommodation expenses of the participants.

The Conference is being organized by the Stiftung Denkmalpflege (Hamburg), the Institute for the History of the German Jews (Hamburg), and the Eduard-Duckesz-Fellow.

Invited speakers:

Aviva Ben-Ur / Amherst (topic: Surinam)

Gérard Nahon / Paris (topic: Bordeaux - Bayonne - Peyhorade)

Rafael Arnold / Paderborn (topic: Venice)

Natalie Zeldin / Stanford (topic: Amsterdam)

Elgin von Gaisberg / Berlin (topic: Berlin)

Michael Brocke / Duisburg (topic: Worms)

Dennis Ouderdorp / Amstertdam (topic: Amsterdam)

Michael Halévy / Hamburg (Caribbean)

NN  (topic: Livorno)

Minna Rozen / Haifa (topic: Istanbul)

Denkmalschitzamt Hamburg (topic: Hamburg)

Please send proposal for papers to the following address (preferable by e-mail):

Michael Studemund-Halévy, docteur ès-lettres

Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden

Beim Schlump 83, D-20144 Hamburg

michael(dot)halevy(at)googemail(dot)com or duckeszfellow(at)googlemail(dot)com

Michael Studemund-Halévy, docteur ès-lettres

Eduard-Duckesz-Fellow

Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden

Beim Schlump 83

D-20144 Hamburg

michael(dot)halevy(at)googlemail(dot)com

email: duckeszfellow(at)googlemail(dot)com

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