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Jewish Saints

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Ephemeral Metropolis? The History of Jewish Warsaw

Start: Jun 2, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Warsaw book launch
Warsaw was once home to the largest and most diverse Jewish community in the world. It was a centre of rich varieties of Orthodox Judaism, Jewish Socialism, Diaspora Nationalism, Zionism, and Polonisation.

Jewish Women and Books in Medieval and Renaissance Italy

Start: Jun 10, 2015 6:30:00 PM

Renaissance Italy
Prosperous Jews in Italy commissioned illuminated manuscripts for their personal use. Several of these, especially prayer books, were produced specifically for women. In some, the text was adjusted for recitation by a woman. Other manuscripts illustrated women performing religious rituals often assumed to have been practiced solely by men. This lecture will explore the role of women as patrons and how they were depicted in manuscripts from Italy.