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Virtual Tour - The Golden Age of Jewish Life in Sepharad/Spain

Sunday, February 6, 2022 5 Adar I 5782

1:00 PM - 2:00 PMZoom

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The Zoom link will be sent to the email you provide in your registration prior to the program. (This program is completely free, but donations are welcome towards our Adult Education Programs and can be made when you register.)

Join us on Zoom as we travel to Spain. For centuries, the Jewish community of Spain was one the world’s most significant. Its creative achievements in the arts, sciences, literature, medicine, diplomacy, etc. were unprecedented for a Diaspora community, largely because of the interaction and integration of the Jewish community in Muslim Spain. All this ended during the same year that Columbus set sail to discover America. What is the legacy of this important community? We will visit some of the more important Jewish centers, including Córdoba, birthplace of Maimonides, Granada, home of the beautiful AlHambra Palace, where Ferdinand and Isabel issued their expulsion order, as well as the beautiful synagogues of Toledo. The presentation will also touch upon the complexity of minority/majority relations, the tension between integration and assimilation, and celebrating the rich legacy of Sephardic Jewry. 

(Mike Hollander was born in Canada and made Aliyah in 1988. He has an MA in Jewish-Christian Relations and is a registered tour guide. He has led groups from Federations, Birthright, Interfaith groups, political groups, congregational trips, families, adults and even the rich and famous like Bono. His areas of expertise include history, politics, Middle Eastern and interfaith studies.)

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