The Sephardic Jews: Spain to the Ottoman Empire

September 26, 2017

HavdalThe legendary settlement of the Jews in Spain after the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem in the year 70 C.E. is the point of departure for a socio-cultural account of their life in the Iberian Peninsula. Sephardic [Spanish] Jews under Islamic and Christian Spain emerge as an influential force in the economic, political, and intellectual life of the Peninsula. Following their Expulsion from Spain in 1492, most of the Sephardic Jews begin what they view as their own exile to the Ottoman Empire, where they remain for almost five centuries.  Join Dr. Luisa Kluger for this lecture Sunday, October 29.


Image: “Observing the Havadalah ritual in 14-century Spain.”