HISTORY'S ULTIMATE NOMADS

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Director: Shaul Keslassi. Netherlands, 2010, 30 mins. each w/English subtitles
Spain: For 1500 years, Jews on the Iberian Peninsula played a significant role in the flourishing civilizations created by Muslims and Christians alike, becoming the largest and most distinguished Jewish community in Europe.
Portugal: In 1492, more than 100,000 Jewish refugees from Spain crossed the border to Portugal. But four years later, a political maneuver by King Manuel of Portugal, had a destructive impact on the Jewish community, and the majority of Jews were baptized by force. The present Jewish community is one of the smallest in the world, but Jewish blood runs through many Portuguese veins.
Brazil: For most people, the connection between swinging, sensual Brazil and Judaism is a highly unlikely one. The fact is that Jews played a significant role in Brazilian history. Post-screening discussion with Prof. Ronnie Perelis, Alacalay Asst. Professor of Sephardic Studies at Yeshiva University.


Film/Cinema"

Open:   03/18/12
Close:   03/18/12

Schedule:
03/18/12- 6:30
Theater:   Center for Jewish History
Address:   15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
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Cost:$0.00 - $13.00
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