Limmud eFestival 2022 Limmud eFestival 2022

Zoom 28

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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End of America’s “Andalusian” Golden Age?

We are aware the Jewish presence in Christian Spain ended in 1492 with Expulsion. Less well known: how the far more golden age of Jews in Muslim Spain ended in 12th century, with Islamic reformers who brought to Andalusia, and its Muslim-Jewish convivencia, a purist fundamentalist credo that ended conditions under which Arabic-speaking Jews thrived. What parallels are there today that threaten the golden age of North American Jewry?