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This presentation about early printed maps will discuss how maps of the 15-18th centuries were much more a graphic interpretation of the Bible than a realistic or geographical image of the Land of Israel / Palestine at the time.
The history of Yiddish culture is marked by constant blending of elements from within and without. From literature to music to food to the very language itself, Yiddish civilization offers remarkable examples of cultural hybridity that sit at the very heart of its tremendous creativity. This talk will look into how and why that came to be.
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After providing a general introduction to Kabbalistic “Ilanot” (maps of the Divine), Professor Chajes, a pioneer in the study of this previously understudied genre, highlighted and explained the significance of three extraordinary Ilanot in the collection of the Klau Library.
Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D., Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professor of Liturgy and Midrash at HUC-JIR's Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem, takes an in-depth look at the customs and liturgy associated with the symbolic foods eaten on Rosh Hashanah.
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