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Sunday, June 7 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rediscovering a forgotten chapter of Jewish history

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The period following the death of Maimonides (Egypt, 1204) is one of the most surprising and fascinating in Jewish history. Over roughly three centuries between Maimonides' death and the arrival of large numbers of Jews exiled from Spain, Jews in the Islamic world engaged deeply with Islamic philosophy and mysticism, and produced new forms of literature and practice. In this session we will explore this period, some of its central thinkers, and the reasons that it was until recently almost entirely forgotten.

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Raphael Dascalu

Raphael Dascalu is a native of Sydney. He studied in Israel and the US, completing a PhD in Jewish history and philosophy. His primary field of research is Judaeo-Arabic thought and literature, but he dabbles widely. Raphael lives in Melbourne with his partner and two small overl... Read More →

Sunday June 7, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST