A Thousand Years of Jewish Thought and Culture in the Islamic World

Monday 12.30pm to 2.30pm
From: 3 June 2019
To: 1 July 2019
Raphael Dascalu
4 week course (June 3, 17, 24, July 1)

For around a millennium, some of the most original and formative Jewish thought and literature was produced in the Islamic world. To this day the works of Saadia Gaon, Judah ha-Levi, Maimonides and many others continue to shape Jewish life and practice. In the modern period, the Jewish communities of the Islamic world continued to be vibrant and diverse. In this course, we will explore the development of Jewish thought and culture in the Islamic world, and become acquainted with some of its major representatives. After our tour of Jewish thought and culture in the pre-modern Islamic world, we will conclude with a portrait of some unique modern Jewish communities.

Image caption:
Doll in 1950s Moroccan ceremonial dress
Norma Bain for the  Victorian Embroiderers Guild
2000, Melbourne, Australia
Embroidered by hand in velvet, gold thread, beading, silk, silk thread, cotton thread, cotton, leather, fabric paint, leather, silk organza, 160 x 120 x 30 mm.
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 13652

Cost

Early Bird discount available until 10pm, Thursday 11 April
Museum member $130, Non-member $155
After Early Bird
Museum member $145 and Non Member $170
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