“The Making of the Modern Sabbath in the Mediterranean Jewish World.”
For centuries under Ottoman rule, the city of Salonica was renowned as the "Shabbatopolis"--the city of the Sabbath, where Jews, Muslims and Christians ceased to work each Saturday. Once the city came under Greek control, a new law compelled all residents of the city to rest on Sunday. How did Jews reconcile the demands of the modern state with their economic interests and religious obligations?
Wednesday, November 29 at 5:00pm
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