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The History of the Jews of Spain

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Sunday November 4, 11 and 18 at 9:30am at Temple Sholom in Broomall.         


Through a series of lectures and discussions aided by graphics, outlines, and suggested readings, participants will examine broadly the history, culture, and vast contributions of Spanish Jewry both to Judaism and to Spain. The course will sensitize partakers to Spain's geography, historical sites, and the enduring cultural impact that its Jewish inhabitants have had on the country and society.            


November 4: From the Earliest Settlements to the Golden Age under Muslims    


November 11: From the Reconquista through the Inquisition    


November 18: From Crypto-Jews to the Modern Return         


No previous knowledge of Spanish Jewry is necessary. All are welcome. Free. Come for one session or all sessions. 


Temple Sholom in Broomall is located at 55 Church Lane, Broomall, Pa 19008. 610-356-5165         


 Speaker Bio: Jonathan Rosenbaum is President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies at Gratz College and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.  A prominent scholar, rabbi, and administrator, Rabbi Dr. Rosenbaum served for eleven years (1998-2009) at the helm of Gratz College, the oldest nondenominational college of Jewish studies in North America (founded in 1895) and the first Jewish institution of higher learning to admit women on a par with men.            

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