It is often said today that Muslim-Jewish relations were always good before Zionism and the State of Israel, and that Jews and Muslims historically lived in peace. Is this notion true? Find out in this class, as we dive into an eye-opening letter written by the Rambam to the Jews of Yemen in the 12th century, uncover what Islam really preaches about Jews, and conclude with an incredible prophecy from the Zohar that has come true right before our eyes in recent years.
In this class, we embark on a one-thousand year journey to uncover how Sephardic Jews transformed the world and played an instrumental role in major global movements, revolutionary scientific discoveries, and even the establishment of the United States of America!
We explore how Sephardic Jewish communities differ from Ashkenazi Jewish communities, and which unique trends and thoughts characterized Sephardic Judaism throughout history.
Please see also ‘What Does It Really Mean to be Sephardi?’
For the class about Feminism and Judaism that was referred to, see here.
On the Rambam and the Karaites, see here.
On the Donmeh and the Father of Modern Turkey, see here.
For more on the Zohar’s prophecy of Seven Continents, see here.
For more on the Zohar’s prophecy of the special year 1648, see here.
For short bios on the great figures discussed in this class: