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“Between Israel and the Caribbean Seaboard: The Worldwide Web of Jewish Moroccan Migrants

January 14 @ 5:00 pm

Talk by Professor Aviad Moreno, Ben Gurion University

This lecture examines the process of Jewish emigration from Spanish-dominated northern Morocco, and points to the trans-regional, inter-personal, communal and institutional networks that jointly shaped the character and pace of that exodus to Israel and Latin America, beginning in the 19th century.
The talk is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish Studies and cosponsored by the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica.
Dr. Aviad Moreno is a faculty member at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and a current fellow at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation, “Ethnicity in Motion: Social Networks in the Emigration of Jews from Northern Morocco to Venezuela and Israel, 1860-2010,” earned the 2016 Ben Halpern Prize for best dissertation in Israel Studies by the Association for Israel Studies. His first book, Europe from Morocco: The Minutes of the Leadership of Tangier’s Jewish Community, 1860-1864, was published in 2015 by the Ben Zvi Institute. Moreno’s current research focuses on the formation of a Jewish Moroccan diaspora.
The talk is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish Studies and cosponsored by the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica.

Details

Date:
January 14
Time:
5:00 pm

Venue

Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, 1545 West University Avenue