TALK: The Jewish Odyssey: An Illustrated History

Marek Halter
Wednesday, March 30 / 5:00 PM
Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara

In The Jewish Odyssey, Marek Halter charts the course of Judaism from its origins in Mesopotamia to its place in the world today. Predating all Western culture, its early development of the written word enabled it to lay the foundations of modern civilization.  It is the far-reaching story of a people that, despite facing perpetual struggle, has shaped modern civilization.  Author, filmmaker, scholar, and human rights activist, Marek Halter has published more than twenty books, including several international bestsellers, The Book of Abraham, and his trilogy about the women of the Bible, Sarah, Zipporah, and Lilah.  Halter SOS Racisme to oppose the rise of racism and antisemitism in France and founded the International Committee for Peace in the Middle East.  In 2008 was awarded the Légion d’Honneur by President Sarkozy of France.

Sponsored by The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UC Santa Barbara, a program of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, is cosponsored by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Department of Religious Studies, Congregation B’nai B’rith, Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara Hillel.  This event is funded in part through a Program Grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara.

Website: http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/events/endowed/taubman.html

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