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The life of Moses Gaster in ten objects

By Vanessa Freedman, on 2 March 2016

gaster poster_02Join Hebrew & Jewish Studies Librarian Vanessa Freedman and UCL Geography undergraduate Gabriel Pogrund to hear about a colourful Jewish leader.

Rabbi Dr Moses Gaster (1856-1939), rabbi, Zionist leader and polymath, was a key figure in the Anglo-Jewish community of the late 19th and early 20th century. But he was marginalised by his feuds with communal and Zionist leaders, and has not been given his due prominence in histories of British Jewry or the Zionist movement.  Fortunately, he left a fascinating archive of over 170,000 items, now in UCL Special Collections. This presentation will use ten objects from the Gaster archive to illustrate the life of this remarkable man.

Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 1-2 pm

Room 417, UCL Science Library, Malet Place, WC1E 7JG

Admission free, but preference given to pre-booked places. To book a place, contact: t.tuckett@ucl.ac.uk

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