Loving the Stranger? Membership and Alienation in Early Modern European Jewish Communities

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Barbara Bolshon
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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 8:00pm to 9:15pm
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Dr. Elisheva Carlebach, the Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture and Society at Columbia University and Director of its Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, will present "Loving the Stranger? Membership and Alienation in Early Modern European Jewish Communities" on Sunday, October 14 at 8 p.m.at Young Israel of New Rochelle. The lecture, sponsored by the Women's Initiative for Jewish Studies, is free and open to women and men. The current focus on borders, migration and policy toward refugees gives new relevance to issues related to the historic treatment of "wandering Jews" by settled Jewish communities in 18th century Europe. Professor Carlebach will explore what surviving communal records reveal about the extension of hospitality to some Jews and not others, the status of "chazaka" (membership), and the determination of who would be treated as a stranger. Please visit www.yinr.org/wijs to view the complete WIJS schedule or email [email protected] for more information or to be added to our mailing list.

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914-636-2215
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1149 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10804
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