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 9 Out of 400 @20
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 through Thursday, November 02, 2017
 
Discussion
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Jewish Historical Society)
American Jewish Historical Society
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Join Meir (Miro) Gal and Ortal Ben Dayan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Meir Gal’s widely acclaimed “9 Out of 400: the West and the Rest.” Gal, an NYC based artist and SVA faculty, has created the groundbreaking artwork in 1997, resolutely helping a renewed struggle to radically change the politics of education in the Israeli school system. Gal’s work inspired many Mizrahi artists and activists to continue the work of previous generations in the long struggle to change the politics of historiography, memory, and self-representation. In 1997, in a text that accompanies the artwork, Gal wrote that “The book shown in the photograph is the official textbook of the history of the Jewish people in recent generations that was used by high school students (including myself) in the 1970’s. The nine pages I’m holding are the only pages in the book that discuss non-European Jewish history”. Thirteen years later, Tel Aviv based Ortal Ben Dayan created the memorable “6 Out of 511 Mizrahi Artists according to Zalmona: a Tribute to Meir Gal”. This action is only one chapter in Ben Dayan's ongoing critical work as a public intellectual, artist, and designer. Gal and Ben Dayan will discuss their histories, issues concerning the labeling of political art, is there indeed a genre of “Mizrahi art”, and identities in shifting transatlantic and diasporic contexts.

 Before Brooklyn
 
Book Launch
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Jewish Historical Society)
American Jewish Historical Society
City: New York

Additional Notes:
A Talk by Najat Abdulhuq, author of Jewish and Greek Communities in Egypt: Entrepreneurship and Business before Nasser

In the years following Nasser s rise to power, the demographic landscape and the economy of Egypt underwent a profound change. Related to the emigration of diverse communities that had a distinguished role in Egyptian economy before leaving, these shifts have mostly been discussed in the light of postcolonial studies and the nationalisation policies in the wider region. Najat Abdulhaq focuses instead on the role that these minorities had in the economy of pre-Nasser Egypt and, by giving special attention to the Jewish and Greek communities residing in Egypt, investigates the dynamics of minorities involved in entrepreneurship and business. With rigorous analysis of the types of companies that were set up, Abdulhaq draws out the changes which were occurring in the political and social sphere at the time. Whilst primarily focused on the economic activities of these two minority communities, Jewish and Greek Communities in Egypt has implications for an understanding analysis of the political, the juridical, the intellectual and the cultural trends at the time.

Followed by a conversation with Professor Joyce Zonana, author of the memoir Dream Homes: From Cairo to Katrina, an Exile's Journey. Zonana will discuss Abdulhuqs book comparatively and will draw links between Jewish Egyptian community lives and politics in Egypt and in Brooklyn, NY, where many Egyptian Jews have resettled after 1952.

 Mill Neck Manor Tours (2017)
 
Tours are avaialble to the public, one Sunday a month, by advance registration only.

 
Venue: ( Mill Neck Manor House)
Mill Neck Manor House
Producer: ( The Mill Neck Family of Organizations)
The Mill Neck Family of Organizations
City: Mill Neck

Additional Notes:
ADMISSION FEES:

• Adults.....................$25 per person
• Seniors....................$20 per person
• Students (with Valid ID)...$15 per person
• Children (12 & under).......$5 per child

• Groups of 10 or more, please contact our Special Events office at 516-628-4239.

TOURS INCLUDE:

• Docent-led tour, approx. 1.5 hours in length
• Light refreshments and custom blended teas served following tour.
• Gift Shop
• Self-guided garden walk


 The Ruined House by Ruby Namdar
 
Book Launch & Talk featuring Ruby Namdar & Liel Leibowitz
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History & 14th Street Y)
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History & 14th Street Y
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Book talk to launch and celebrate the new English translation of Ruby Namdars award winning The Ruined House from Hebrew.

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