New Penn Web Exhibition: Jews in Modern Islamic Contexts

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The Penn Libraries, in partnership with the 2018-19 Fellows at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, have just launched a new web exhibition based on the past year's research theme:  “Jews in Modern Islamic Contexts”.  This exhibition presents selections from their wide-ranging studies of the meanings of modernity in North Africa, the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, as well as Central and South Asia.  Here they explore the complex historical relationships between Jews and their Muslim neighbors, or with members of other non-Muslim or minority communities, in and across these diverse Islamic contexts.  Topics include photography and literature, gender relations, economic behavior, cultural expression, and religious life.


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Arthur Kiron, Ph.D.

Schottenstein-Jesselson Curator of Judaica Collections

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