NOA Pluralism Seminars are going to conclude next Saturday 12th November in Cordoba, Spain, with the last one of the four programmed sessions, on a conference that aims to analyse how “Jewish identity can be an inspiring element” in the defence of a “plural and inclusive” society and in the fight against “racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism”.
A dozen experts, community leaders and cultural managers will meet to discuss on the role that Jewish culture has played in the construction of contemporary plural society. Under the heading of ‘Judaism and pluralism. Past, present and future‘, eight specialists from Spain, Portugal and Israel will examine various aspects related to Jewish culture, such as medieval Hispano-Hebrew literature or the Jewish convert phenomenon.
“The project wants to demonstrate how the dissemination and knowledge of the Jewish cultural heritage can be a means to fight against the scourge of antisemitism,” says Haim Casas, one of the organizers of the seminar.
The meeting will take place at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Córdoba, organised by Makom Sefarad, the Laboratory of Jewish converts, and the European Association for the Preservation and Dissemination of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ), founded by the NOA project.