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Sunday, February 10 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Jews and Slavery in Historical Context

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"We were Once Slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, now we are Free": Did Jews ever recite these words at a Passover Seder while being served by slaves? The answer is Yes. This course will explore the complicated relationship between Jews and their slaves from Medieval times through the eighteenth century. It will address not only the historical and Halakhic realities of Jewish slave ownership, but also the ways this uncomfortable reality has been understood and shaped by both Jewish and non-Jewish historians.   


Stanley Mirvis

Stanley Mirvis is the Harold and Jean Grossman Chair of Jewish Studies and Assistant Professor of History. Stanley Mirvis teaches Jewish history at ASU 

Sunday February 10, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm MST
246 Coconino

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