Matt Goldish/The Ohio State University, "Popular Culture and Daily Life among the Sephardic Jews of the Ottoman Empire"

 

February 19, 2014 7:00pm

Matt Goldish/The Ohio State University, "Popular Culture and Daily Life among the Sephardic Jews of the Ottoman Empire"



Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

Popular Culture and Daily Life among the Sephardic Jews of the Ottoman Empire

What happened to the Sephardic Jews after the expulsion from Spain in 1492? What were their lives like in their new homes? The legal questions that Sephardim asked their rabbis and the answers those rabbis wrote in return—collectively known as responsa—are full of surprising information; we will examine some of these fascinating documents to see what we can learn about everyday life among the exiled Sephardim.

Betty and Milton Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003


Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

Matt Goldish holds the Samuel M. and Esther Melton Chair of History and is director of the Melton Center for Jewish Studies at The Ohio State University. His books include Judaism in the Theology of Sir Isaac Newton (1998), which won the Salo Baron Prize from the American Academy for Jewish Research; The Sabbatean Prophets (2004); and Jewish Questions: Responsa on Sephardic Life in the Early Modern Period (2008).




Event Contact:  Etty Lassman  |   lassman@sas.upenn.edu  |   215-238-1290