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May 23, 2018
From the Depths of Antiquity: Newly Acquired Torah Scroll
Gary Rendsburg discusses an ancient Torah scroll xheet from the book of Exodus, newly acquired by the Library of Congress

May 7, 2018
Roads Taken: Jewish Peddlers & Their American Journeys
Hasia Diner discussed her new book, "Roads Taken: Jewish Peddlers and Their American Journey."

October 30, 2017
Goodly Treasures New & Old: Gary Rendsburg on the Biblical Song of Songs
Gary Rendsburg discussed the biblical Song of Songs, followed by a display of treasures from the Library's Hebraic section.

May 15, 2017
King Solomon's Table
Joan Nathan shared stories and recipes from her latest cookbook "King Solomon's Table: a Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World."

May 11, 2017
Imperial Ethiopia's Unique Symbols, Structures & Role in the Modern World
Gregory R. Copley discussed his research on the role of Ethiopia in the modern world.

May 8, 2017
How I Found my Jewish American Family
Daniel Horowitz spoke about how to conduct genealogy research in a program cosponsored with the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington.

April 20, 2017
Marriage & Politics in 19th & 20th Century Ethiopia
Heran Sereke-Brhan discussed marriage and politics in 19th- and 20th-Century Ethiopia.

March 22, 2017
Oedipus in Brooklyn & Other Stories by Blume Lempel
Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub discussed their translation of the Yiddish book,
"Oedipus in Brooklyn" by Blume Lempel.

February 16, 2017
Love Songs from the Middle East
Through dramatic readings, Library specialists journeyed with their audience from the 7th century through modern times on the wings of love poems written by well-known poets from the Middle East and Spain. These poets included Qays ibn al-Mulawwah of 7th century Arabia, Judah Halevi (ca. 1075-1141) of Muslim Spain, Persian poet Hafiz (ca. 1325-1389), and Leyla Hanim (d. 1848) of Istanbul.


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