Exhibitions & EventsLecture/Gallery Talk
The Recitation Thomas Wilmer Dewing, 1891
Jewish Creativity Within the Islamic Worlds
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Dr. David Kraemer
Joseph T. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at The Jewish Theological Seminary, New York
In the year 1000, perhaps ninety percent of all Jews lived in Muslim lands, where they remained an important presence for centuries to come. Kraemer explores the efflorescence of Jewish cultural creativity during good times and bad, under enlightened and oppressive regimes.
6 PM Reception*
7 PM Lecture
sponsored by the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Asian and Islamic Art Forum
*Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, open bar. Dietary restrictions observed.