Tue Jun 16 2020 - Tue Jul 07 2020


Tuesdays only
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jews of the Borderlands: A History of Ukrainian and Crimean Jewry, with Ken Blady ONLINE

This four-session class is offered by Acalanes Adult Education beginning 6/16.

In this series of Power Point presentations, we touch upon the following themes:

•The Crimea as “cradle” of Eastern European Jewry

•Khazar and Ka’anani Jews in Kievan Rus (circa 1000)

•The Black Plague Massacres and the Mass Migration of German and Bohemian Jews to Ukraine (1350)

•The Arendar: Economic and Social Life of the Ukrainian shtetl Jew

•”Abyss of Despair”: Ukrainian Jewry and the Cossack Pogroms (circa 1650)

•Profiles of the some great Chassidic masters: The Ba’al Shem Tov, Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev, Nachman of Breslov, and the Rebbes of Skvir

•Chafing under the Czars: Jews in the Ukrainian Pale of Settlement

•Tatar Krimchak and Karaite Jews of the Crimea

•Ukrainian Jewry under Bolsheviks, Anarchists and White Guardists

•The Babi Yar Massacre

•Natan and Avital Sharanski and the Refusenik movement of the 1970s

•Ukrainian Jewry in recent times.

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