Francesca Bregoli, Queens College/CUNY, "A Jew and a Christian Walk into a Cafe: Jewish Life in a Mediterranean Port"
A Jew and a Christian Walk into a Cafe: Jewish life in a Mediterranean Port
Dr. Francesca Bregoli will discuss Jewish life in the important Italian port city of Livorno during the eighteenth century, highlighting the complexity of Jewish life in a city where Jews enjoyed extensive liberties, and where both the Jewish leadership and Christian authorities struggled to maintain a social separation between Jews and non-Jews. The example of the coffeehouse - a place patronized by Jews and non-Jews alike - will illuminate both ideal expectations and the realities of the Jewish experience.
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