A Thousand Years of Hebrew Manuscripts with Paul Forgasz

Sunday 3pm
From: 25 February 2024
To: 3 March 2024
Paul Forgasz

Join leading educator and renowned scholar of Jewish history and culture Paul Forgasz for two sessions of in-depth exploration of LUMINOUS: A thousand years of Hebrew manuscripts open now at State Library Victoria.

In session one, you will gather at State Library Victoria for a guided tour of the exhibition with Paul who worked as the cultural consultant in the creation of LUMINOUS. Paul will reveal the rich and varied histories behind the texts on display. With Paul’s guidance, you will reflect and learn about the diverse journeys, traditions and experiences of Jewish people from the eleventh century to today, spanning locations from the Middle East and North Africa, into Europe, China, India and Australia.

In session two, join Paul again – this time at the Jewish Museum of Australia – to take your exploration of LUMINOUS even deeper with a focus on two sections of the exhibition. You will learn about the development of Jewish law as well as the fascinating mystical traditions of Judaism.

Open now, LUMINOUS: A thousand years of Hebrew manuscripts is an exquisite exhibition featuring rare and beautiful Collection items from the Jewish Museum of Australia, the British Library and State Library Victoria.

Session one: Sunday 25 February, 3–5pm at the State Library Victoria.

Session two: Sunday 03 March, 3–5.30pm at the Jewish Museum of Australia.

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Paul Forgasz is a renowned scholar of Jewish history and culture. Known for his extensive knowledge of Jewish thought and tradition and his engaging lectures and publications, Paul has facilitated many events throughout our community. He is well known to the Jewish Museum community as a regular contributor to our adult education program. Paul has led many study tours overseas, taking us on fascinating journeys of Jewish history, from Poland to Spain, Germany and Austria.