During the Middle Ages, there was a flourishing of folktales among the Jewish communities around the Mediterranean. These stories and the history of their transmission provide an exciting lens into the communities from which they emerged. Where did these stories come from? Who told them, and why? Professor Sharon Albert will present an overview of these stories, and their impact on the Jewish imagination then and today.
The event is part of a year-long series on Imagining Jews: From the Ancient World to the American Present. It is sponsored by the Jewish Studies program at Muhlenberg College, the Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies at Lehigh University, the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg College and the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley.
Program is free and open to the public thanks to a generous grant from the Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project, directed by the Association for Jewish Studies.