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 An Intimate Rivalry
 
Lecture
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History & the Jewish Studies Program in the Collegte of Arts & Sciences at Cornell)
Center for Jewish History & the Jewish Studies Program in the Collegte of Arts & Sciences at Cornell
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Jewish-Muslim relations in the pre-modern era are popularly portrayed as a precursor of conflict in the contemporary Middle East. Drawing on religious texts, historical documents and other materials, cultural historian Ross Brann offers a rich and more complex portrait of early Jewish-Muslim relations, one that is characterized by the creative dynamics of minority-majority interaction.

Ross Brann is the Milton R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University.

This series is made possible by the generous support of Bruce Slovin, Chair Emeritus & Founder of the Center for Jewish History.

 How Come Boys Get to Keep their Noses?
 
Book Talk
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Jewish Historical Society)
American Jewish Historical Society
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Tahneer Oksman and New Yorker contributor Liana Finck discuss Oksmans new book How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses: Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs, drawing connections between graphic storytelling and the unstable postmodern Jewish self.

 Jewish Salonica
 
Book Talk
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History, American Sephardi Federation & YIVO Institute for Jewish Research)
Center for Jewish History, American Sephardi Federation & YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
City: New York

Additional Notes:
How did the Jews of Salonica, once known as the Jerusalem of the Balkans, fashion a new identity as Greek Jews after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire? Devin E. Naars new book explores the history of the world's largest Sephardic Jewish community at the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East on the eve of the Holocaust

 Jews and Racial Shifts in Early America
 
Lecture
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Jewish Historical Society)
American Jewish Historical Society
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Laura Arnold Leibman will discuss her current book project, exploring definitions of race since the colonial era, and sources related to family histories of Jews of mixed African and Jewish descent in the United States and Caribbean prior to 1840.

 Sacred and Stolen
 
Conversation
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Yeshiva University Museum)
Yeshiva University Museum
City: New York

Additional Notes:
How did an 11th-century door to the Holy Ark of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo find its way to an American museum? Dr. Gary Vikan, former director of the Walters Art Museum, recounts this and other amazing tales from his remarkable 30-year career as a scholar, curator and museum director.

Each ticket holder will receive a copy of Dr. Vikans new memoir, Sacred & Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director; book signing to follow program.

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