Events for February 20, 2017
Lecture by DR. Vered Sakal: Colonial Rule: Jewish Communal Government in French Algeria, Monday, February 20th, 7:00 P.M.
Join Congregation Mikveh Israel, 44 N. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106, Monday evening, February 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. for a lecture by Dr. Vered Sakal. Dr. Sakal is a Fellow at the Minerva Humanities Center, Tel Aviv Univ. and holds a Ph.D from Hebrew University. The lecture is sponsored by the Herbert D. Katz Center forFind out more »
Professor Vered Sakal of Tel Aviv University offers this lecture on a little-known aspect of Jewish history. When Algeria came under French occupation in 1830, the change of political regime transformed Jewish life from a legally autonomous community to a voluntary association - a metamorphosis that was critical to Jewish political modernity. Communal leaders couldFind out more »