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‎20 Heshvan 5780 | ‎17/11/2019

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Three Jewish Schools of Thought: Frankism, Hasidism and Haskalah, with Amelia Serraller

Three Jewish Schools of Thought: Frankism, Hasidism and Haskalah, with Amelia Serraller

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – What percentage of the Polish population was Jewish before World War II, and what percentage of the Jewish population was Hasidic?

Amelia Serraller studied Slavic Philology at the Complutense University in Madrid, where she received her Doctorate Cum Laude in 2015. She has worked as a translator and interpreter from Polish, Russian, English and Catalan into Spanish, and has taught Spanish Language and Culture at the University of Wroclaw in Poland. She has participated in various courses and seminars and published numerous articles on Spanish and Polish literature and history.

Dr. Serraller has also written a number of articles and given lectures on Jewish history and culture in Poland, including several about the little-known Sephardic minority, and Jewish participation in the 1863 uprising against Russian occupation.

Last week she gave us an overview of this history, and this week she will tell us about three important Jewish religious and intellectual movements that took root in Poland.