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The Saga of the Citron: Historical and Global Perspectives
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The Saga of the Citron: Historical and Global Perspectives

September 30 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sticker shocker: Some etrogs can run as high as $70 in some shuls. These are on sale at the Sukkot market in Jerusalem. Miriam Groner/JW

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, in partnership with the Historical Society of Israel, and the International Association of Historical Societies for the Study of Jewish History, presents an exploration of the etrog, or citron, and what it can reveal to us about larger historical trends.

Including introductions by Jonathan D. Sarna, director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and Shmuel Feiner, chairman of The Historical Society of Israel, and presentations by Joshua Teplitsky, associate professor of History, Stony Brook University; Debra Kaplan, associate professor, Department of Jewish History and director of the Halpern Center for the Study of Jewish Self-Perception, Bar-Ilan University; Alexander Kaye, assistant professor of Israel Studies, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University; Zev Eleff, associate professor of Jewish History, Touro College and University System; and Christine Hayes, Robert F. and Patricia Ross Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica at Yale University.

This event is part of the Schusterman Seminars series, advanced seminars geared toward faculty and graduate students, and open to all, presenting the latest research in Israel Studies to the Schusterman Center community and beyond.