THE HERITAGE OF THE JEWS OF GOA

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A two-day interdisciplinary congress to be held on Day 1 at the Hebrew University and Day 2 at the Ben-Zvi Institute in Jerusalem on December 18-19, 2016.**
December 18, 2016: Day 1
Location: Research Institute for Innovation in Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus, Room 242**
10:00-10:15 Registration and refreshments
10:15-10:45 Greetings
Gad Yair, Director, RIFIE, Hebrew University
Yaron Ben-Naeh, Director, Misgav Yerushalayim Research Institute
David Shulman, Professor Emeritus, Depts. of Asian Studies and Comparative Religions, Hebrew University
Anat Bernstein-Reich, Chairperson, Israel-India Chamber of Commerce

10:45-11:30  Session 1: The Jews of Goa: From Early Settlement to Modern Times
Chair: José Alberto Rodrigues da Silva Tavim, Centre of History, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon
Pratima Kamat, Head, Dept. of History, University of Goa
Indo-Portuguese History, Maritime Studies and the Connection with the Jews
Shalva Weil, RIFIE, Hebrew University
The Jews of Goa: State of the Art and State of the Scholarship
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-13:00 Session 2: The Jews of Goa under the Portuguese in the Eyes of Contemporary Novelists
Chair: Palmira Fontes da Costa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Richard Zimler, author of “Guardian of the Dawn” (Skype interview) 
The effect of the Goa Inquisition on the Zarco family
Naomi Keren, author of “La Senora”
The Lady of the Seas: the story of a 16th century Spice Trade Empire and the Marrano connection
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:00 Session 3: Jews in Goa in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Chair: João Teles e Cunha, Institute of Oriental Studies, Portuguese Catholic University
José Alberto Rodrigues da Silva Tavim, Centre of History, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon
The Jews in sixteenth and seventeenth century Goa
Moises Orfali, Dept. of Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University; Head of Zfat Academic College
The “Law of Moses” in Goa
Dejanirah Couto, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris
All ways lead to Goa: messengers, interpreters, Jewish and New-Christian informants in the Indian Ocean in the Sixteenth Century
Discussant: Yaron Ben-Naeh, Bernard Cherrick Chair in the History of the Jewish People  and Contemporary Jewry Dept., Hebrew University
On the Ottoman Connection

16:00-16:30 Summary and Discussion


December 19, 2016: Day 2
Location: Ben-Zvi Institute, 14 Ibn Gabirol St., Rehavia, Jerusalem
9:00-9:30 Registration and refreshments
9:30-10:00 Greetings
Chair: Ambassador Mark Sofer, Deputy Director-General and Head of the Asia and Pacific Division, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Eyal Ginio, Director, Ben-Zvi Institute
Shalva Weil, Conference Organiser
His Excellency Ambassador of India to Israel, Pavan Kapoor
Relations between Israel and India, with special reference to Goa
10:00-11:15   Session 4: Conversos and Crypto-Jews
Chair: Alisa Meyuhas Ginio, Dept. of History, Tel Aviv University
Palmira Fontes da Costa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
The many lives of the Jewish-Physician Garcia de Orta: An historiographical perspective
João Teles e Cunha, Institute of Oriental Studies, Portuguese Catholic University
«Desengano de Perdidos»: Social definitions and identity search in sixteenth century Portuguese India
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 -12:45 Session 5: Israelis in Contemporary Goa
Chair: Uriel Adiv, Translator and Interpreter
Dennis Kurzon, Dept. of English Language and Literature, Haifa University
The success in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) among Konkani speakers
Darya Maoz, Dept. of Government and Social Sciences, Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem
From Goa to Geha
Hagit Bonny-Noach, Dept. of Criminology, Ariel University
'Moral Panic' over backpackers in Goa India: The construction of a social problem
12:45-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:45 Session 6: Reactions to the Inquisition
Chair: Dejanirah Couto, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris
Miryam  Silvera, Università di Roma Tor Vergata
The Inquisition in Goa following Charles Dellon’s report
Ana Canas, Centre of History, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon; Director of the Portuguese Overseas Historical Archive
Behind the Inquisition curtain: New Christians and Jews in the Portuguese Estado da Índia
Panel Discussion 1: Are There Anusim/Marranos Today in Goa?
Panelists: Michael Freund, Jacqueline Moreno, Solomon Souza
15:45-16:00  Coffee Break
16:00-17:00  Panel Discussion 2: How do We Progress from Here in the Study of the Jews of Goa?
Chair: Shalva Weil, Hebrew University
Panelists: José Alberto Tavim, Dejanirah Couto, Palmira da Costa, Ana Canas 

 

 

 

*RSVP on website http://jewsofgoa.wixsite.com/jewsofgoa or directly to shalva.weil@mail.huji.ac.il
** This invitation will enable entrance for pedestrians with ID/passport to the Hebrew University. If you wish to park in the Faculty of Humanities parking area, pls email your name, ID no, license plate no., and mobile tel no. by Dec. 15th, 2016 to: shalva.weil@mail.huji.ac.il


תאריך 18/12/2016 - 19/12/2016
מיקום Day 1 at the Hebrew University and Day 2 at the Ben-Zvi Institute in Jerusalem
מארגן האירוע shalva.weil@mail.huji.ac.il
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