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Date: Oct 03, 2011
Fall 2011 Issues in Judaism Lecture Series
"The Periphery of the Diaspora: Mongolia, Manchuria, Birobidzhan/Siberia and Beyond"
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … The Hofstra Cultural Center and Hofstra Hillel will present the Fall 2011 Issues in Judaism Lecture Series titled “The Periphery of the Diaspora: Mongolia, Manchuria, Birobidzhan/Siberia and Beyond.”
The series is supported in part by the Dorothy and Elmer Kirsch Endowment Fund for the Hofstra Cultural Center.
All lectures will be presented by Rabbi Marvin Tokayer, renowned lecturer on the remote Jewish communities of the world; author of The Fugu Plan and 40 other books; and historical consultant for the award-winning PBS documentary Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness (about Japan’s “unsung Schindler”).
The lectures are Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Guthart Cultural Center Theater, 1st Floor, Axinn Library, South Campus. Tickets for the lectures are available by subscription only for $20, $18 for senior citizens and $15 for matriculated non-Hofstra students with ID.
For tickets and more information call the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669. The lecture schedule is as follows:
October 6, 2011
MONGOLIA, MANCHURIA, BIROBIDZHAN/SIBERIA
Are you aware that:
* The original written language of Mongolia was ancient Hebrew?
* The finest Jewish community of the Diaspora was in Manchuria, in northern China?
* The sign at a Trans-Siberian railroad station is still written in Yiddish?
November 3, 2011
FROM THE JUNGLES OF BURMA TO THE CITIES OF SOUTHEAST ASIA
Are you aware that:
* Even today there are Jews and Jewish descendants in this most remote part of the world?
* The synagogue in Rangoon, Burma, had 126 torah scrolls?
* David Ben-Gurion studied at a Buddhist monastery in Burma?
November 10, 2011
THE JEWISH ATTRACTION TO EASTERN RELIGIONS AND CULTURES AND THE DALAI LAMA
Question and discussion period will follow each lecture.