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The Sultan’s Communists: Moroccan Jews and the Politics of Belonging – Alma Rachel Heckman

May 17

https://youtu.be/ueVqIwy3EnQ Alma Rachel Heckman (UC Santa Cruz) with Chris Silver (McGill University) and Aomar Boum (UCLA) The Sultan’s Communists: Moroccan Jews and the Politics of Belonging Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UCLACJS/​​​ Website: https://www.levecenter.ucla.edu/​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uclalevecenter Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies The Sultan’s Communists uncovers the history of Jewish radical involvement in Morocco’s national liberation project and examines how Moroccan Jews envisioned themselves participating as citizens in a newly-independent Morocco. Closely following the lives of five prominent Moroccan Jewish Communists (Léon René Sultan,…

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Unsettling: Jews, Whiteness, and Incest in American Popular Culture – Eli Bromberg

May 24

https://youtu.be/sTXvUe_sNv0 Eli Bromberg (Fordham University) with Benjamin Ratskoff (UCLA) Unsettling: Jews, Whiteness and Incest in American Popular Culture Arnold Band Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UCLACJS/​​​ Website: https://www.levecenter.ucla.edu/​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uclalevecenter Eli Bromberg will discuss his book, Unsettling, which analyzes how various media told stories about Jewish celebrities and incest in the 1990s, illustrating how Jewish community protective politics impacted the representation of white Jewish masculinity. In chapters centered around Roseanne Barr, Woody Allen, and Henry Roth, Unsettling reveals how…

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