Midwives, Musicians, Soldiers, Rabbis: Whose stories will become Jewish history?

Elisheva Carlebach, Deborah Dash Moore, Dara Horn, and Itamar Borochov have a discussion about Confronting Modernity, 1750–1880, Vol. 6 of The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, edited by Elisheva Carlebach. Hear voices rarely included in Jewish culture, such as that of Roza, a multilingual Jewish midwife and that of a Jewish soldier during the American Civil War. Learn about the powerful religious music inspiring artists of today. Explore passionate Jewish debates on all sides of religious and political issues, including such fundamental matters as private property and the institution of slavery. What happens to our understanding of Jewish civilization when those who are often marginalized move to the center of the story? Discover the unexpected breadth of Jewish culture. This event took place on Wednesday, September 10, 2020.

Also Available in the Archive