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Sunday, March 19 • 11:00 - 11:45
When a Friar met a Rabbi - What Really Happened in Barcelona 1263?

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In Barcelona in the summer of 1263, a Dominican friar, a convert from Judaism, held a public disputation with Nahmanides, a leading Spanish rabbi. The Barcelona disputation has been portrayed in scholarship, on stage and in film as part of the Christian attempt to convert the Jews. But was that really the case? We will re-examine the evidence and try and understand what the Dominicans were really trying to do.

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Harvey (Haim) Hames

Harvey (Haim) Hames is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Chaim received his PhD in Medieval History from Cambridge University in 1996, and since then has been a lecturer in the Department of General History at BGU. In 2013, he set up the Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters at BGU. Haim's research interests include Medieval and Renaissance Jewish, Christian... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00 - 11:45
G4 16th Floor

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