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Burning Words: A History Play by Peter Wortsman

Burning Words: A History Play by Peter Wortsman will be presented at the Center for Jewish History on April 3rd: In one of the first debates of the print era, Johannes Reuchlin, a humanist Christian jurist, clashed with Christian convert from Judaism Johannes Pfefferkorn, who was a willing tool of the Dominican Order in their quest to burn Jewish books. Magda Teter (Fordham University)…

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Exhibition Opening: Burning Words

Tuesday, February 23rd, Free, Reservation required: Burning Words is an exploration of the 16th-century debate carried out through the relatively new medium of printed books over whether Jewish books should be confiscated and burned. Extremely rare original volumes from the Leo Baeck Institute library including works by Martin Luther, Johannes Pfefferkorn and Johannes Reuchlin are the center of the exhibit. This talk will…

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