A Thousand Years of Jewish Thought and Culture in the Islamic World
To: 1 July 2019
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.
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
Museum member $130, Non-member $155
After Early Bird
Museum member $145 and Non Member $170