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Midwives, Musicians, Soldiers, Rabbis: Whose stories will become Jewish history?
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Midwives, Musicians, Soldiers, Rabbis: Whose stories will become Jewish history?

March 12 , 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization and the Center for Jewish History, the American Jewish Historical Society, and the American Sephardi Federation invite you to a lively discussion on Midwives, Musicians, Soldiers, Rabbis: Whose stories will become Jewish history? 

Led by Prof. Deborah Dash Moore, editor-in-chief of The Posen Library in conversation with  Elisheva Carlebach, Salo Wittmayer Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture, and Society and Director of the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, Columbia University; Dr. Dara Horn, award-winning novelist and professor of Hebrew and Yiddish; Itamar Borochov, including duet with pianist Gadi Lehavi, followed by a festive reception with music by Cabinet of Melodies, led by Ira Khonen Temple, accordionist in Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish).

Celebrating the release of The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 6: Confronting Modernity, 1750-1880, edited by Elisheva Carlebach: A landmark project to collect, translate, and transmit primary materials from what Elisheva Carlebach described as a period “in which every aspect of Jewish life underwent the most profound changes to have occurred since antiquity.” This wide-ranging collection includes a diverse selection of fiction, music, painting, theater and more created by Jews around the world, translated from more than a dozen languages.

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March 12
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
(212) 294-8301