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Institutions of Spanish and Jewish History with Dr. Shai Zamir

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Is it possible to recover the religious experience of New Christians (Jews who were forcefully baptized to Christianity), also known as crypto-Jews or anusim (“forced ones”), from the thousands of records left by the Spanish Inquisition? In this class, we will learn about one of the most notorious institutions of Spanish and Jewish history, and read closely a testimony left by a female conversa.

Dr. Shai Zamir is the Sava Ranisavljevic Post-Doctoral Fellow in Judeo-Spanish Studies at Northwestern University, where he teaches Jewish, Spanish, and Latin American histories at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies. He holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an MA from Tel Aviv University. He also studied at Yeshivat Hadar in New York City.

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