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10/19 TALK | Arabian Judaism and Early Islam

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Who were the Jews of late ancient western Arabia? Hamza M. Zafer will explain how the Quran and other early Muslim writings provide tantalizing evidence about these communities.

10/26 TALK | The Jews of Medieval Baghdad in the Abbasid Era

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Learn about the significant Jewish population — including Talmudic yeshivas, government officials, and financial agents — that resided in Baghdad, at the heart of the Abbasid caliph's imperial rule, for more than 500 years.