Melton Graduate Course
Exploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in the Cairo Genizah
Wed / Begins Oct 14 / 7:00 pm
This ancient-era version of reality TV gives you a front-row seat to the drama, gossip, legal transactions, and other daily intrigues of the Middle Ages. This course brings to life an exotic era in Jewish history, revealing the inner thoughts of real-life characters and exploring the daily interactions and behaviors of Jewish men, women, and families living along the Mediterranean more than 1,000 years ago. All of this has been uncovered through the discovery of a collection of worn-out scraps, text fragments, and documents from ancient times. Come along for a journey of intrigue and adventure!