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Uncommon Commonalities: Jews and Muslims of Morocco

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Uncommon Commonalities: Jews and Muslims of Morocco
28 mai 2019, 18:05
Uncommon Commonalities: Jews and Muslims of Morocco
Tentative Schedule
June 17-19, 2019
Center for Jewish History
15 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

June 17, 2019
Opening Night
6:00 pm Reception and Moroccan Cuisine
On Display: Joan Roth: Scenes of Moroccan Jewish Women
7:00 pm Opening Remarks: Auditorium
Jason Guberman, Executive Director, American Sephardi Federation
Elmehdi Boudra, Executive Director, Mimouna
Andalusian Orchestra from Rabat
Neta Elkayam

June 18, 2019
9:00 am Registration and Light Snacks
9:30 am Welcome Address: Auditorium
Drora Arussy, Director, ASF Institute of Jewish Experience
Shimon Ohayon, Director, Dahan Center
Keynote Address: Professor Yosef Chetrit
The Multidimensionality of the Relations between Jews and Muslims in Morocco: Ambivalence, Cooperation and Empathy
10:30 am Session 1a Jewish Relationships with Islam 12th-17th Century
Facilitator: Jane Gerber
Liran Yagdar: Maimonides under the Almohad Rule in Spain and the Maghrib
Jonathan Glasser: Invisible Religion or Immanent Islam? On a Judeo-Arabic Version of “Al-Fiyashiyya” from 17th-century Oran
Paul Fenton: Were there Jewish Marranos (i.e. Judeo-Muslims) in Morocco?
Session 1b Muslims and the Jews Who Left
Facilitator: David Bensoussan
Natalie Bernstien: Generational Disparity in Moroccan Society: Analyzing Current Perceptions of Moroccan Jews
Nakita Simona Valerio: Identity and Remembering the Departure of Moroccan Jews
Ahmed Chouari: Memories of Jewish-Muslim Co-Existence in The Mellah of Meknes and Jewish Heritage in Post-Colonial Morocco
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Session 2a Unique Culture and Customs
Facilitator: Drora Arussy
Eddie Ezra Ashkenazie and Jason Guberman: Jewish Treasures of Morocco: Diarna’s Documentation of Historical Sites & Inter-Religious Cooperation
Jose Alberto Rodrigues da Silva Tavim: Sebaa Ouled ben Zmirou in Jewish and Muslim Contexts: Return to the Dead and Encounters after Death
Vanessa Paloma Duncan-Elbaz: Jewish Moroccan Women’s Songs in Haketia and their Core Communal Function
Session 2b Moroccan Jews in Israel: Sacred Spaces
Facilitator: Elimelech Westreich
Yoram Bilu: Migrant Saints and Wandering Traditions: Moroccan Jews and the Shaping of Israel’s Sacred Geography
Tamar Sella: Performing Zohra El Fassia: Cultural Production and Mizrahi Memory Space in Israel 1976 – Present
Michal Ben Ya’akov: Travelling Between Place and Faith: Moroccan Jews Migrating to the Holy Land
2:30 pm Coffee Break
2:45 pm Session 3a The Holocaust & Its Reverberations in Morocco
Facilitator: Aryeh Tepper
Daniel Schroeter and Aomar Boum: Morocco and the Holocaust: The Story of Mohammad V Saving Jews During WWII, 1940-1945
Yitzchak Kerem: Moroccan Jewry under the pro-German Vichy Regime in the Holocaust: Some Lesser Known Aspects of War Crimes
Session 3b Moroccan Jews in Israel: Contributions and Challenges
Facilitator: Eddie Ezra Ashkenazie
Avi Picard: North African Jews and Settling the Land
Shimon Ohayon: Association of Moroccan Immigrants in Israel: Goals, Objectives, and Changes in Social Processes
Moshe Amar: The Ohr HaChaim and the Chassidic Movement (Hebrew)
4:15 pm Coffee Break
4:30 pm Session 4a Visual Arts
Facilitator: Dalya Arussy
Nadia Sabri: Conversation with the Collection of the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, Casablanca
Joan Roth: Jewish Women of Morocco: A Photographer Shares
David Bensoussan: 100 Illuminated Ketubbot from Mogador, Morocco
Session 4b Roundtable: Uncommon Commonalities: Reconsidering Moroccan Diaspora-Making

Discussant & Chair: Daniel Schroeter
Panelists: Aviad Moreno, Alma Heckman, Chris Silver, Aomar Boum, Sara Levin

June 19, 2019
9:00 am Registration and light snacks
9:30 am Session 5a Living Under One Roof: Jews & Muslims in Morocco
Facilitator: Paul Fenton
David Biton: Judaism, Islam and Christianity in the Writings of 20th Century Moroccan Rabbis
Jonathan G. Katz: Jewish Bodies, Muslim Bodies and French Medicine in Morocco
Moyagaye Bedward: Belonging Together: Dual Marginality, Cultural Preservation and Memory in National Identity Construction for the Haratin and Jews in Morocco
Session 5b 1492 & 1942
Facilitator: Yoram Bilu
Jane S. Gerber: 1492 Refuge and Community Reconstruction in Morocco
Isabelle Rohr: 1942 The Situation of Jewish Refugees in Tangier
11:00 am Coffee Break
11:15 pm Session 6a Moroccan Jewish Law
Facilitator: Yossef Chetrit
Elimelech Westreich – Jewish Legal Activity Without Anxiety: The Moroccan Tradition Responds in Periods of Crisis
Moshe Amar (Hebrew) – Regulations of the Moroccan Sages in the Laws of Inheritance
Pinchas Haliwa – The Inheritance Regulationsin pas and its effect on the Israeli Law
Session 6b The Moroccan Jewish Collection in JPress: Roundtable
Yaron Tsur, Eyal Miller, David Guedj
12:45 Lunch
1:45 pm Session 7a Jewish Moroccan Identity
Facilitator: Avi Picard
Youness (Yona) Abeddour: Negotiating and Performing Moroccan Jewish Identities in the Diaspora
Yossef Ben-Meir: The Moroccan Approach: Integrating Cultural Preservation and Sustainable Development
David Bensoussan: Sephardic Community in Montreal
Session 7b Music and Piyut as Dialogue (including some demonstrations)
Facilitator: Aryeh Tepper
Avi Eilam Amzallag: Shir Yedidut and the Singing of Supplications
Samuel Torjman Thomas: Judeo-Muslim Soundscapes in Morocco: A Tradition of Musical Dialogue
3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm Session 8 Moroccan Jewish Music: The Last 60 Years
Facilitators: Aryeh Tepper and Chris Silver
Interviews with Yolande Amzallag and Omer Avital
4:45 pm Closing Remarks: Where do we go from here
Drora Arussy: ASF Institute of Jewish Experience
Elmehdi Boudra:
Jason Guberman:

6:00 pm Addresses and Cultural Event
Omer Avital
Andalusian Orchestra
Note: All sessions will be held at the Center for Jewish History. Full conference sessions will be held in the Auditorium, while most parallel sessions will be held in classrooms on the first floor.
About the Center for Jewish History
The Center for Jewish History in New York City illuminates history, culture, and heritage. The Center provides a collaborative home for five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
The partners’ archives comprise the world’s largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. The collections span a thousand years, with more than 5 miles of archival documents (in dozens of languages and alphabet systems), more than 500,000 volumes, as well as thousands of artworks, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films, and photographs.
The Center’s experts are leaders in unlocking archival material for a wide audience through the latest practices in digitization, library science, and public education. As one of the world’s foremost research institutions, the Center offers fellowships, a wide array of exhibitions, symposia, conferences and lectures. The Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate, and is a partner of the Google Cultural Institute.
The Center for Jewish History is home to the Lillian Goldman Reading Room, Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, the David Berg Rare Book Room and the Collection Management & Conservation Wing. Public programs create opportunities for diverse audiences to explore the rich historical and cultural material that lives within the Center's walls.

About the American Sephardi Federation
The American Sephardi Federation (ASF) proudly preserves and promotes the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities as an integral part of the Jewish experience.
The American Sephardi Federation, a Partner of the landmark Center for Jewish History, proudly preserves and promotes the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities as an integral part of the Jewish experience. ASF hosts high-profile events and exhibitions, produces widely-read online (Sephardi World Weekly and Sephardi Ideas Monthly) and print (The Sephardi Report) publications, supports research, scholarship (see: ASF’s 2018 Broome & Allen Fellowship and Scholarship Recipients), and the National Sephardic Library & Archives, and represents the Sephardi voice in diplomatic and Jewish communal affairs as a member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and World Jewish Congress.
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