Masada and Noble Death in the Greek Shoah

For the Public
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
7:30 PM

Congregation Mikveh Israel
44 North 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19106


When Greek Jews faced the Nazi onslaught, their responses were influenced by an ideal of noble death based on the story of Jewish resistance at Masada. The tale had come down to them over two millennia, reverberating with striking variations from the ancient account of Josephus through the crusades and finally to their unique culture, a historic world center of Sephardi Jewry.

Free and open to the public.  RSVP here.


This program is part of our year-long series, Jews Beyond Reason: Celebrating Emotion, the Unconscious, and Other Dimensions of Jews' Inner Lives. In partnership with local host institutions, our aim is to connect fellows and colleagues with non-academic audiences in a spirit of shared exploration and mutual engagement.


Steven Bowman

University of Cincinnati

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