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Menasseh ben Israel: Political activism and religious tolerance during the Cromwellian Revolution

Lunchtime Talk at the University of Leeds with speaker Dr Eva Frojmovic, lecturer in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, and director of the Centre for Jewish Studies.

Born in 1604, Menasseh ben Israel bridged the Jewish and the Christian worlds. He was a rabbi, a scholar and a publisher, authoring and printing works in Latin, Portuguese, Spanish and Hebrew, and collaborating with Rembrandt, who etched his portrait.

Join Dr Eva Frojmovic, lecturer in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, and director of the Centre for Jewish Studies, to explore exceptional examples of ben Israel’s original and rare imprints in the University’s Roth Collection.

The talk takes place in the Brotherton Room, Special Collections, Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.

Reserve your free place at: tinyurl.com/brotherton-talks

 

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