Sydney Honours Club – Eastern Suburbs

August 28, 2019

Monthly meetings for the 6Os plus age group.
Avenue for academics, professional and business retirees to hear high calibre speakers.
Our August meeting will be addressed by Dr Michael E Abrahams-Sprod, whose topic will be “The Role of Religion in Israeli Politics and Society”
Dr Michael Abrahams-Sprod is Roth Lecturer in Israel, Jewish Civilisation and Holocaust Studies in the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies at The University of Sydney and also immediate Past President of the Australian Association for Jewish Studies. Michael currently teaches and researches in the areas of post Second Temple Jewish history, medieval Jewish history and modern Jewish history, with key focuses on German-Jewish history, the Holocaust, modern European Jewish history, the history of Zionism, the history of the State of Israel and the history of the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He has published widely on German-Jewish history. His PhD dissertation (2006) entitled: Life under Siege: The Jews of Magdeburg under Nazi Rule was published as his first book in German translation in 2011 under the title: “Und dann warst du auf einmal ausgestoßen! “ Die Magdeburger Juden während der NS-Herrschaft. His current major research project investigates the school curriculum, educational ethos and experience of young Jews in Nazi Germany.
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