• Jennifer Badani

    The Jewish Exodus fromArab Lands 1947–1967A SERIES OF FIVE PROGRAMS
    PART TWO

    Saturday January 25, 2014 at 7:30pmTHE UNTOLD STORY OF ALMOST
    A MILLION REFUGEES

    Dr.
    Mordechai KedarScholar of Middle Eastern Cultures, Bar Ilan University

    Dr. Kedar will explain why the story of the Jewish refugees from
    Arab

    lands was so unknown for many years. Why has this changed
    recently?

    He will cover topics like the mindset of the Israeli society and
    leadership

    during the 50s and 60s, Israeli priorities, self-presentation,
    stereotypes,

    and relations between communities.

    Dr.
    Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.)

    Served
    for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence

    specializing
    in Arab political discourse,

    Arab
    mass media, Islamic groups and the

    Syrian
    domestic arena. A lecturer in Arabic

    Literature
    at Bar-Ilan U., he is also an

    expert
    on Israeli Arabs.

    PART THREE

    Sunday February 2, 2014 at 7:30pm

    THE JEWS OF YEMEN

    Dr. Isaac Hollander

    Department of History, University of Toronto

    Dr. Hollander will discuss the Jews of Yemen and their dramatic
    exodus

    to Israel. Dr. Hollander’s research has exposed the intricate
    relationships

    between Jewish villagers and their Muslim counterparts in the
    decades

    preceding the 1949 Jewish exodus from Yemen.

    Isaac
    Hollander (Ph.D. Hebrew University)

    specializes
    in the social complexity of the

    Middle
    East and in particular the relationship

    over
    time between the world of Arabic Islam

    and
    the Jewish people. His book, Jews
    and

    Muslims in Lower Yemen: A Study in Protection

    and Restraint, 1918–1949 (Brill 2005),

    offers
    a rare portrait of rural life in Yemen.

    OTHER PROGRAMS

    IN THIS SERIES:

    All programs begin at 7:30 pm

    March
    2 (Sun.), 2014

    Farewell Babylon

    Naim Kattan

    Iraqi Jewish writer, Montreal

    April
    6 (Sun.), 2014

    The Jews of Libya

    Dr. Gina Waldman

    Founder of JIMENA (Jews

    Indigenous to the Middle East and

    North Africa), San Fransisco

    Presented by the Jewish Diversity

    and Israel Connections Committees

    CANADIAN

    FRIENDS OF

    KULANU

    Program co-sponsors:

    Join us as we explore the stories of our own Jewish refugees.

    Doors open 7 pm and program begins at 7:30 pm.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Cost: $5 for members and students. $10 for non-members.

    Congregation Darchei Noam, 864 Sheppard Ave. W.,
    Toronto

    For
    more information contact: Andria 647-345-6249,

    aspindel@rogers.com
    or Stuart 647-968-9382, da7jo4@gmail.com

    Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.)

    Served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence

    specializing in Arab political discourse,

    Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the

    Syrian domestic arena. A lecturer in Arabic

    Literature at Bar-Ilan U., he is also an

    expert on Israeli Arabs.

    Isaac Hollander (Ph.D. Hebrew University)

    specializes in the social complexity of the

    Middle East and in particular the relationship

    over time between the world of Arabic Islam

    and the Jewish people. His book, Jews and

    Muslims in Lower Yemen: A Study in Protection

    and Restraint, 1918–1949 (Brill 2005),

    offers
    a rare portrait of rural life in Yemen.