The Jews of Kurdistan: A Land of Jewish Heritage, and Potential Reconciliation
Sunday, November 6
USA 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET
UK 8:00 pm / France 09:00 pm / Israel 10:00 pm
The talk will last approximately 90 minutes
About this talk
Kurdistan have a documented history going all the way back to the Bible, and
there are hundreds of thousands of Jews whose ancestors immigrated from
Kurdistan to the present-day State of Israel.
In this talk presented by Levi
Meir Clancy, a researcher who lived in the Kurdistan region for almost eight
years, we will learn about the unique Jewish history of Kurdistan, including famous
heritage sites and major historical figures, and visit the Assyrian, Kurdish,
Ezidi, Turkomani, and other communities that have lived alongside them.
We will also explore how to navigate and understand Jewish- Muslim relations through the context of the overall Kurdish Muslim world, including how to make sense of competing messages rooted in antisemitism, so-called philo-semitism, and hopes for a better tomorrow.
Levi Meir Clancy is a researcher and consultant
from Los Angeles, who has spent most of his adult life in the Kurdistan Region
of Iraq. He was born into a mixed Okinawan and Ashkenazi family, completed his
baccalaureate degree in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at
UCLA, and his master's degree in Applied Demography,
with a focus on tribal structures in the Kurdistan Region,
at Penn State. He has spoken at TEDxDuhok, AMP Conf, and GSMA Mobile 360.
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With your contribution you will also be donating to the "Foundation of Ours", which supports Jewish expression in the Kurdistan Region, and provides platforms for reconciliation and coexistence between all communities. "Foundation of Ours" envisions a Jewish presence in the Kurdistan Region that is a core component of a peaceful, inclusive, and diverse society.
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