The Ottoman Empire was important for two big reasons—it was powerful and it was Muslim. Throughout most of its history, the Ottoman Empire was a place where Jews could live without fear of persecution, a comfort denied to them in most of Europe in the 19th century. The plight of the Jews was often at the whim of the reigning Sultan. Learn about the rich history of the Jewish community during the Ottoman Empire, which extended over 600 years. (4 Sessions)
Thursdays, Beginning October 11 through November 1. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Harry Ezratty