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The Origin of the Jews

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Free

The Jews are an ancient people with one of the longest recorded histories, yet scholars have long puzzled over their origins. When exactly did they appear? What were the precipitating factors that contributed to their arrival? This talk will explore some of the latest research bearing on the origin of the Jews, ranging from the Bible to 21st-century biology. Professor Weitzman will survey an area that has confounded historians and archaeologists for centuries with the help of genealogy, linguistics, archaeology, psychology, sociology, and genetics.

The talk will be followed by a reception celebrating the publication of Professor Weitzman’s book on the same topic, The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age, which just won a National Book Award.

Details

Date:
March 22
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://katz.sas.upenn.edu/news-and-events/origin-jews