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An Encounter with Jewish Latin American Poetry

Past Sessions
Monday, March 25, 2019 18 Adar II 5779 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Community Room
Monday, March 18, 2019 11 Adar II 5779 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Community Room
Monday, March 11, 2019 4 Adar II 5779 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Community Room
Monday, March 4, 2019 27 Adar I 5779 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Community Room

The Jewish population of Latin America is estimated at 400,000 souls. The largest communities are in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico; there are Jewish communities in every Latin American country and in Puerto Rico. The majority are Ashkenazi in background, and there are significant numbers of Sephardic Jews and Misraji Jews from the Middle East. Jewish Latin American poetry is filled with joy and mourning, realism and fantasy, emotion and reflection. Intensely Jewish in content and perspective. Despite the fact that the poets have lived through populist governments, dictatorships, anti-Semitism, endemic economic and political crises, the poets have continued to produce extraordinary poetry that has its on flavor and tone. This course will treat how these Jewish Latin American poets have explored: Jewish Identity, The Bible, The Holocaust and Mysticism. This course will be led by Professor Emeritus Stephen A. Sadow, Northeastern University, with input by Professor Marsha Nourse. Brandeis University

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