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Saturday, February 13 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Morocco and Her Jews: A Story of Surprise and Grandeur

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Little known and less appreciated through the Ashkenazi world is the story of the Jewish community of Morocco, dating back to Roman times.  The King of Morocco often says that “the Jews are more Moroccan than the Moroccans” for they predated the arrival of the Arabs and Islam by at least 750 years!  Contained in this session will be what is considered by many to be the strongest statement ever written about the Holocaust- penned by King Mohammed VI of Morocco in 2009.  With over 25 visits and a deep academic interest in the subject, the speaker will convey an important alternative perspective on the contemporary distancing between Jews and Muslims.

Made possible by funds from The Covenant Foundation.



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Peter Geffen

Founder and Executive Director, KIVUNIM
Peter A. Geffen is Founder and Executive Director of KIVUNIM—The Institute World Jewish Studies and Founder of The Abraham Joshua Heschel School in NYC. From 2003-05, he served as the Executive Director of The Center for Jewish History, the largest archive of Diaspora Jewish life in the world. He created and served as principal of the Park Avenue Synagogue High School in NYC from 1967-1985. In the 1960’s he served as a civil rights worker for... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Belltown

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