Wednesday, March 26, 2008

'In Search of Sepharad' at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — The Campus Events and Visitors Fund will present "In Search Of Sepharad: Seeking Jewish Roots In Medieval Muslim And Christian Spain," a slide lecture by Dr. Gary Schiff, Adjunct Professor of History at Washington College, in Miller Library's Sophie Kerr Room on Tuesday, April 1, at 6 p.m. Dr. Schiff will augment the talk with photographic imagery taken during his recent travels in Spain.

Medieval Spain was a center of Jewish culture, flourishing alongside the Muslim and Christian elements. Cordoba, Spain, for example, was the birthplace of the great Jewish philosopher and physician Maimonides. "Sepharad" is the Hebrew name for Spain.

Admission to "In Search of Sepharad: Seeking Jewish Roots in Medieval Muslim and Christian Spain" is free and open to the public.

March 25, 2008

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