Jewish Studies in Morocco: A Conversation

Jewish Studies in Morocco: A Conversation

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A lecture by Professor Khalid Ben Srhir (Mohammed V. University, Rabat) with guest respondent Professor Aomar Boum (UCLA)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
12:00 PM
314 Royce Hall

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Maurice Amado Seminar in Sephardic Studies

Professor Khalid Ben Srhir is by academic trade an expert on British Moroccan relations. However, in Morocco he is also known as “Mr. Jewish Studies translator.” Ben Srhir started his career as a secondary school teacher in Morocco’s southern hinterland before he joined University Mohamed V as a Professor. Today, he is not only the editor of the oldest history journal in Morocco, Hesperis-Tamuda, but also a pioneer and an established name in the Arabic and French translation of Jewish Studies scholarship. In this informal conversation, Aomar Boum will talk with the Center’s Moroccan guest about his personal and professional experiences with Jewish history in Morocco, as well as the state and future of research on Moroccan Jews and Judaism.

Khalid Ben Srhir is the guest speaker ((Mohammed V. University, Rabat). Aomar Boum is the guest respondent (UCLA, Professor). Sarah Abrevaya Stein is the event moderator (UCLA).



Pre-registration is required. E-mail or call (310) 267-5327 to register.

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies