Ritual Mutuality in North Africa by Harvey E. Goldberg

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Dr. Harvey E. Goldberg,

Professor Emeritus,
The Sarah Allen Shaine Chair in
Sociology and Anthropology at
Hebrew University of Jerusalem


ON Monday, September 15, 2014

at 12:00-1:30pm 

Oak Hall Room 236

“Ritual Mutuality in North Africa: Jews and Muslims

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Harvey E. Goldberg’s work focuses on the cultural history of Jews in North Africa, on religious and
ethnic identities in Israel, and on the interfaces of anthropology and Jewish Studies. His
translation from Hebrew of an indigenous account of Jews in Libya – The Book of Mordechai by
Mordecai HaCohen – links historical and eth- nographic perspectives. Goldberg has authored Cave
Dwellers and Citrus Growers: a Jewish Community in Libya and Israel, Jewish Life in Muslim Libya:
Rivals and Relatives, and Jewish Passages: Cycles of Jewish Life. Among his edited works are
Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewries and The Life of Judaism. Today’s talk is based on
ethno-historical research, carried out together with Hagar Salamon, among former
residents of Tunisia and Libya now living in Israel.

Co-Sponsored by Anthropology, Middle Eastern Studies, Humanities Institute, James Barnett Endowment in Humanistic Anthropology,and The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life

RSVP by 9/12 to 860-486-2271 or judaicstudies@uconn.edu or Register Online.