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The End of Jewish Communal Life in the Arab Lands
Center for Jewish History
10011, NY
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Dec 02, 2019 9:30 AM

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The End of Jewish Communal Life in the Arab Lands
International Conference
The End of Jewish Communal Life in the Arab Lands

Presented by ASF Institute of Jewish Experience and Dahan Center.

Scholars, students, and performers from Israel, the US, and Canada will explore the history and culture of the Jews from Islamic lands, their displacement, and their resettlement in Israel and elsewhere.

Jewish Communities In The East And West Bar-Ilan University
09:30-10:00: Arrival and Registration
10:00-11:00: Opening Session:
Disruptions of Jewish Communal Life in Islamic Lands
Chair: Dr. Shimon Ohayon, Director, the Dahan Center,Bar- Ilan University
Greetings: MK Gila Gamliel, Minister of Social Equality, Israel Mr. Avraham Duvdevani, Chairman of the World Zionist Organization Mr. Jason Guberman, Executive Director, American Sephardi Federation Mr. Akiva Tor, Foreign Ministry, Israel Lecture:Prof. Noam Norman Stillman, University of Oklahoma Prelude to Exodus:  the Jews of Arab lands in the face of the challenges and transformations of the modern era

11:00-11:15: Coffee break

11:15-12:15: Second session:
Leaving without returning: Immigration from Arab Countries Chair: Prof. Steven Fine, Yeshiva University Dr. Sasha Goldstein-Sabbah, Leiden UniversityThe Jews of Iraq and Egypt: the process that led to their mass expulsion
Ms. Dana Avrish, Multidisciplinary Artist
My exhibition: Leaving, Never to Return

12:15-13:00:   Lunch Break

13:00-14:00: Third Session:
The struggle for the rights of Jews from Arab lands
Chair: Prof. Thierry Alcoloumbre, Bar-Ilan University Prof. David Matas, University of Manitoba
The legal status of Jews who were expelled from Arab countries from the perspective of international law Rabbi Elie Abadie, MD, physician, educator and founding spiritual leader of the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, President JJAC Justice for Jews from Arab countries: the case for rights and redress

14:00-14:15  Coffee break

14:15-15:15  Fourth Session: Jewish communities in Muslim Lands Chair: Dr. Drora Arussy, Director, ASF Institute of Jewish Experience Dr. Joseph Ringel, Yeshiva University Zionist activism and local politics in Arab countries (1940-1956)
Ms. Lerone Edalati, ASF Broome and Allen Fellow Migration, Exile, and Diaspora: Examining Iranian Jewish life before and after the 1979 Revolution

15:15-16:00 Student presentations
The story of our family roots: Thoughts of the Next Generation

16:00-17:00 Musical Program:
Dr. Samuel Torjman Thomas, Adj. Professor of Ethnomusicology and Sephardic Studies; City University of New YorkJudeo-Muslim soundscapes in Morocco: a tradition of musical dialogue
Concluding Remarks:Prof. Steven Fine, Yeshiva University Prof. Thierry Alcoloumbre, Bar-Ilan University.

The conference is organized in collaboration with Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry for Social Equality


Center for Jewish History (View)
15 West 16th Street
10011, NY 10011
United States



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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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