The Surprising Story of Jewish-Muslim Relations in Modern Bosnia

Location

Woods Library
3455 N. First Ave
85719 Tucson , AZ

Date: 

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

 

Secular Humanist Jewish Circle invites you to a lecture by Lisa Adeli, Director of Educational Outreach at the U of A Center for Middle Eastern Studies

 

Media reports on Middle East crises often lead to the conclusion that Muslims and Jews cannot live peaceably together. The history of the Jews of Bosnia, however, reveals a different story.

 

Bosnia's Jewish community, first arriving in Bosnia in the 16th century when southeastern Europe was under Ottoman rule, has a long history of closely bridged relations with Muslim neighbors. Contrary to expectations, these ties were reinforced rather than severed during the two world wars and two genocides (Holocaust, 1990s war) of the past century. The interrelated stories of these two people represent a fascinating, but little-known chapter in history. 

 

RSVP to Becky, 296-3762, schulmb@aol.com or Susan, 577-7718, srubinaz@comcast.net 

 

Free and open to the public. Please bring a snack to share. With $1 the Food Bank can buy $9 of food. We will happily give the Food Bank any donations you wish to make. Please see SHJCaz.org and Facebook for details