Thursday, February 18, 2010
Cool Jewish Class: JTS@JCC - From Prato to Ghetto: The Jews of Renaissance Florence
Class: JTS@JCC - From Prato to Ghetto: The Jews of Renaissance Florence
Date: 3 Tuesdays, Feb 23-Mar 9, 2010
Place: JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street, New York, NY 10023
Dr. Stefanie Siegmund, associate professor in Jewish History at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and author of The Medici State and the Ghetto of Florence: The Construction of an Early Modern Jewish Community (Stanford University Press, 2006), will lead you along the trail in Italian archives that documents Jewish daily life and culture at the height of the Renaissance and into the Catholic Reformation. Images from illustrated manuscripts, tombstones, art, and architecture will help bring the documents to life. The JCC member price also applies to alumni of The Jewish Theological Seminary.