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 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.

 East West Street
 
A Talk by Philippe Sands
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Jewish Historical Society)
American Jewish Historical Society
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Franco-British lawyer and writer Philippe Sands explores how personal lives and history are interwoven. Drawing from his Baillie Gifford (Samuel Johnson) prize-winning book East West Street (Alfred Knopf/Vintage, 2016) - part historical detective story, part family history, part legal thriller – he connect his work on 'crimes against humanity' and 'genocide', the events that overwhelmed his family during the Second World War, and an untold story at the heart of the Nuremberg Trial that pits lawyers Raphael Lemkin and Hersch Lauterpacht against Hans Frank, defendant number 7 and Adolf Hitlers former lawyer. Featuring images, video, and music, including remarkable materials drawn from the collections of the AJHS.

Followed by a conversation with Douglas Irvin-Erikson, author of Raphäel Lemkin and the Concept of Genocide (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017), on the consequences of the concept of ‘genocide from the Armenian killings of 1915 which inspired Lemkins work to the atrocities perpetrated on the Yazidi community a century later.

 Freedom of Speech vs. Defending Israel
 
Panel Discussion
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Jewish Broadcasting Service and Center for Jewish History)
Jewish Broadcasting Service and Center for Jewish History
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Join Floyd Abrams (First Amendment expert), Sam Norich (President, The Forward), and Thane Rosenbaum (Professor of Law) for a compelling discussion of the American Jewish communitys commitment to free speech.

 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


 News and Journalism in the Age of Trump
 
Public program presented in conjunction with the exhibition 500 Years of Treasures from Oxford
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Center for Jewish History & Yeshiva University Museum)
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Center for Jewish History & Yeshiva University Museum
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Traditional news is facing disruption from all sides. Digital media are unraveling the advertising-based business model, an environment of political hyper-partisanship is undermining the idea of objectivity in reporting and the emergence of alternative sources of information, from so-called fake news to commercial and institutional propaganda, is challenging even the very notion of truth.

Join Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Gerard Baker for a review and discussion of these far-reaching developments and their implications for political and civil discourse in a modern democratic society.

 Oxford's Aleppo Connection
 
Public program presented in conjunction with the exhibition 500 Years of Treasures from Oxford
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Center for Jewish History & Yeshiva University Museum)
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Center for Jewish History & Yeshiva University Museum
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Speaker: Lenn Goodman (Vanderbilt University)
Aleppo has figured much in the news of late, but the city is ancient. Long home to one of the finest manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible, in early modern times it became an important center of trade – and learning. Edward Pococke (1604-1691), traveled there as chaplain to a British trade mission, aiming to perfect his Arabic. There he collected Arabic and Hebrew manuscripts, laying foundations for Oxfords Bodleian collection in these areas. The holdings at Corpus Christi, Pocockes old college, now on display here in New York, attest to the tradition of seeking firsthand knowledge of such texts at Oxford going back to the 13th century.

It was such work, often aided by Jewish and Muslim texts and learned informants of non-Christian backgrounds, that made possible the King James Bible (1611), spearheaded by John Rainolds, the President of Corpus. On returning from Syria Pococke became the first tenant of the chair in Arabic founded by Archbishop Laud. Besides translating Arabic books of history and poetry and commenting on books of the Hebrew prophets, Pococke introduced in England the work of the great Jewish philosopher, physician and jurist Moses Maimonides, overseeing the forging of special fonts to make possible his Porta Mosis, the Gateway to Moses (Maimonides). And he translated into Latin Ibn Tufayls 12th century Arabic philosophical novel Hayy Ibn Yaqzan, the story of a man growing up without parents or language – a thought experiment designed to show what a human mind could achieve without the benefit (or interference) of tradition. Translated into many languages, the book influenced Defoes Robinson Crusoe and helped inspire the transition from Renaissance humanism, with its devotion to Greek, Latin, and Hebrew texts, to the Enlightenment ideal of independent thinking.

Lenn Goodman of Vanderbilt University is a widely known philosopher and a scholar of Jewish and Islamic philosophical classics. Like Pococke, he has translated both Maimonides and Ibn Tufayl.

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