Feb 22. Sarah, wife of Shabbetai Tsvi
Orphaned by the Eastern European pogroms of 1649-49, the volatile Sarah became the spouse of the infamous messianic pretender.
Feb 29. Hillel Ba’al Shem
A mysterious figure of the late 17th and early 18th centuries whose recently discovered work sheds light on the world of popular culture from which Hasidism emerged.
JEWISH HISTORY @ AVENUE J
A COMMUNITY PROJECT OF THE LANDER COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
1602 Avenue J
Monday Nights, 7-8pm
Free and Open to the Community
Lectures by Dean Henry Abramson
No hard questions, please.