Date: Wednesday 15th January 2020
Venue: Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue, Norrice Lea,
London , N2 0RE
The story of the Iberian New Christians-turned-Jews settling in Amsterdam carries a timely relevance in the modern world where in recent decades a great many people have been displaced from former Yugoslavia to Afghanistan to Syria to Iraq to Libya to sub-Saharan Africa. The author Lipika Pelham and professor Ben Kaplan will discuss in this context, the idea of tolerance, and whether or not it can be
achieved by law. The sixteenth century Dutch legal act to support religious and ethnic tolerance collapsed tragically during WWII leading to the Dutch Holocaust. How do we instil acceptance, organically, into today’s identity politics?