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Lecture: Francesco Spagnolo, 5 Nov 2008

The Jewish Theory of Everything: Negotiating Jewish Identity in Italy
A Talk with Slides and Musical Examples by Francesco Spagnolo

Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 pm
BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

Italy is home to one of the oldest communities in the Jewish diaspora. It is also a place where Jews settled from the four corners of the world to meet at the heart of Christianity. Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and Italian Jews lived together, clashing and blending cultural identities, negotiating their status with the changing ruling powers, and keeping a line of communication with the global Jewish diaspora. Francesco Spagnolo will talk about daily and synagogue life, literature, music, and visual culture inside and outside the Italian ghettos.
For more information please call 415.567.3327 x703.

"There is just about nobody more worth listening to, and more fun to listen to, than Francesco Spagnolo" —Ari Davidow

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