Upcoming Events

May 31st

Playing Jewish Geography in the Nineteenth Century: Mendel I. Cohen’s Travels to Europe and the Middle East, 1829-1835

Speaker Prof. Daniel B. Schwartz, George Washington University

Sunday, May 31st at 1:00 p.m.

Panel 46.Travel Stories

What might a Jew sailing from America to explore Jewish life in Europe and the Middle East in the nineteenth century likely have discovered in his travels? In this talk, Prof. Daniel B. Schwartz (George Washington University) will follow on the heels of Mendel I. Cohen’s voyage to and through the “Old World,” leading the audience on a tour of some of the major sites visited by Cohen from 1829 to 1835, and providing a mini-history of Jewish society in an age poised between tradition and change.