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Ritual Mutuality in North Africa by Harvey E. Goldberg

Monday, September 15, 2014
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Oak Hall Room 236

“Ritual Mutuality in North Africa: Jews and Muslims listen to the Ten Commandments in the Synagogue.”

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 Details and event page here:


Rae Asselin, 860-486-2271,

Judaic Studies (primary), Anthropology Department, Honors Program, Humanities Institute, Office of Global Affairs, UConn Master Calendar

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