As capital of a mighty empire and missionizing church, Rome for Jews has often appeared a source of unyielding oppression and persecution. Yet Jews have lived continuously in Rome for more than two thousand years, longer than in virtually any other city in the world. Stein Kokin will explore the more than two millennia of vexed ties binding the “eternal city” and “immortal people” (as Mark Twain described the Jews).
Daniel Stein Kokin (UCLA and Universität Greifswald)
Viterbi Lecture in Mediterranean Jewish Studies
UCLA Department of Italian
UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies