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A study tour of Jewish medieval Spain

Shalom is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a very special educational tour of Jewish medieval Spain from 29 May-13 June, 2018. This tour will be led by Paul Forgasz. Paul is a lecturer in the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University where he teaches about Jewish–Christian-Muslim relations in the Middle Ages. For the past several years, Paul has led Jewish study tours to various European destinations on behalf of Shalom and the Jewish Museum of Australia

What is special about this tour?

As with any tour, you will visit various cities, towns and sites of both Jewish and general historical interest and your local guide will be on hand to explain the features of these sites. However, under Paul’s expert guidance, you will actively engage and interact with these sites through the reading and analysis of texts, group discussions, role plays and simulations. In other words, you will step back into history, into the world of the Jews of medieval Spain. As you visit particular sites you will re-live significant historical moments; step into the shoes of the great medieval Spanish Jewish poets, statesmen, scientists, philosophers and mystics; and enter the vast cultural and intellectual storehouse of this once thriving centre of Jewish civilisation. The itinerary has been designed in a way which will enable you to experience the story of the Jews of Spain as an unfolding chronological narrative.


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Be quick – limited spaces available!