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Life In The Shtetl: Fact And Fiction

November 1, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Don’t miss this series of interdisciplinary lectures discussing life in the small towns and townlets where many Ashkenazi (European) Jews lived their lives from the Middle Ages up into the 20th century, in the lands of Poland, Lithuania and later within the Russian Empire (Hungary and more). To illuminate facets of Jewish life, lectures will also include discussions of works of both fiction and non-fiction, including stories and memoirs. Authors may include Nathan Hanover, I.J. Singer, Solomon Maimon, Sholem Aleichem, Gogol, Chekhov and Isaac Babel. Lectures will focus on Social and Economic Life; Women, Children, Marriage, Education and Religious Life; Judeophobia, Blood Libels and Pogroms; The Shtetl and the Outside World. 4 SESSIONS

Mon, Nov 1-22, 10:30 am-noon

Fee and Code: $85, XHUMN 272

Call To Register 732-224-2315