The History of Sephardic Jewry

Date: Nov 04, 2019 - Dec 09, 2019

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sponsor: On Campus Courses

Location: JTS

Category: Community Courses

The History of Sephardic Jewry: From Golden Age to Expulsion

Six Mondays
November 4, 11, 18, 25; December 2, 9
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Dr. Benjamin GampelDina and Eli Field Family Chair in Jewish History, JTS

What was daily life like for the Jews during their almost fifteen-hundred-year sojourn in the Iberian Peninsula? This course will explore the social and religious aspects of Iberian Jewish life, from its origins in early Roman times, through its development under Islam, down through the expulsions and forced conversions to Christianity.  We will conclude with a discussion the early years of the Sephardic diaspora, touching on themes of communal crisis, demographic shifts, and cultural transformation.


Cost: $180

Advance registration is required.