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Guest Scholar - Morocco’s Jews: An Intimate View of Jewish Life in a Muslim Land with Dr. Roy Mittelman

Sunday, April 11, 2021 29 Nisan 5781

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

There has been a vibrant Jewish presence in Morocco for at least two millennia. Just 10 years ago the Moroccan government updated its constitution to proclaim that Jewish tradition is a core element in its national heritage. And just a few weeks ago the Moroccan government went further, announcing that it was adding Jewish history and culture to the school curriculum. For those of us looking from the outside, we see a profoundly beautiful way of being Jewish that is in many ways unique to that country. Learn about the past, present, and future of the Jewish community of Morocco based on Dr. Roy Mittelman’s 40 years of traveling to, studying, and teaching about the community.

Roy Mittelman is the director of the Jewish Studies Program at the City College of New York. Dr. Mittelman received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA and PhD in Religion from Temple University. Dr. Mittelman’s research focuses on Muslim-Jewish relations in Morocco.

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