Category Archives: Links and Further Reading

Jerusalem 1000-1400

Panagiotis alerted me to to an upcoming exhibit at the Met, Jerusalem 1000-1400. It opens in September, and looks excellent. From the announcement: “This exhibition will illuminate the key role that the Holy City played in shaping the art of … Continue reading

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Kosher Meat in Cuba

Relevant to our discussion of Ruth Behar’s essay, the Jewniverse ran a short piece on the one kosher butcher in Cuba.

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Sephardi Jews meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

A fascinating and unexpected story, from Tablet Magazine.

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Greek Jewish Festival

The Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum is sponsoring their second annual Greek Jewish Festival, May 22, on the Lower East Side. Information here!

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Carvalho’s Journey at the AJHS

The American Jewish Historical Society will be screening Carvalho’s Journey, which tells the story of Solomon Nunes Carvalho (1815-1897), an observant Sephardic Jew born in Charleston, South Carolina, and his life as a groundbreaking photographer, artist, and pioneer in American … Continue reading

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National Geographic did a nice report on Jews in Bukhara today, “Bukhara Jews Thrive in New York but Are AlmostĀ Gone in Bukhara.” Thanks to Ron for the tip.

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Rupture and Reconstruction

In class I mentioned an article by Haim Soloveitchik, “Rupture and Reconstruction.” It’s linked here. Soloveitchik considers the flattening of local tradition as a result of a more globalized Judaism, and the function of modernity and modern communication in this … Continue reading

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