Webinar this Sunday: Women of Sefarad #JewishGenUpdates
JewishGen is proud to invite you to attend a special presentation, in partnership with the Jewish Heritage Alliance:
Women of Sefarad
Speaker: Prof. Renée Levine Melammed
Sunday, March 7, 2021
2:00 pm Eastern Time (New York)
About the Talk
Jewish Heritage Alliance, in cooperation with our distinguished global partners, invite you to participate in a multi-part educational webinar series celebrating the courage and determination of the Women of Sefarad. The forced conversions of the Jews in Spain changed the face of Spanish Jewry. The dismantling of Jewish institutions by the Inquisition rendered the home as the gatekeeper of Jewish traditions. The role of the woman as wife and in charge of children and household, made her the transmitter of family traditions and culture.
We are honored to have Prof. Renée Levine Melammed as Guest Speaker for our launch event on March 7, 2021. Widely considered the leading academic authority on this subject, her presentation will focus on the challenges faced by the conversos (Jews or their descendants who were baptized between 1391 and 1492) who opted to continue observing Jewish practices in secret. An emphasis will be placed on the role of the Spanish Inquisition established in 1478, as well as on the changes that occurred following the expulsion of the Jews in 1492.