The Making and Unmaking of Sephardi Jewry

February 12, 2018 Atlanta Free

The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and the Tenenbaum Family Lecture Series are hosting the twenty-first annual lecture with Professor Aron Rodrigue from Stanford University.

This years lecture will be centered on Sephardi Jewry, starting with the migrations from Iberia at the end of the 15th century that led to the rise of a new Jewish center in the Ottoman Empire. Situated in southeastern Europe, around the Aegean and in Asia Minor, a new Judeo-Spanish community came into being. This community situated in cities such as Istanbul, Salonica, Edirne (Adrianople), Izmir and Rhodes became an integral part of the Ottoman social fabric, developing its Ladino language and culture, its institutions, its social networks and economic ties. The modern era saw many new developments such as the weakening of the Ottoman Empire in the face of nationalist uprisings, attempts to reform and westernize and the ultimate demise of the Empire at the end of World War 1. This lecture will trace the evolution of the Ottoman Sephardi Jewish community over the centuries and explore the challenges that it faced in the modern period.

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Monday, February 12, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Reception Hall, Carlos Museum, Emory University
571 South Kilgo Cir NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

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