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"Jewish Culture - Western Civilization - And Beyond" is the theme for Old Dominion University's Fifth Annual International Symposium, which concludes today.

The symposium, a sweeping, four-day multifaceted mosaic in which more than 40 scholars and writers from the United States and Europe represented and reflected on the many contributions Jewish culture has made to Western civilization, concludes with a series of lectures, including two by Holocaust survivors.

Organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures with sponsorship from the Tidewater Jewish Foundation Inc., the symposium is free and open to the public.

For a more information call 683-3973 or visit the Web site http://www.odu.edu/al/lang.

Today's schedule of events is as follows:

Tuesday, April 9, 2002 (Unless noted, all events will be in 104 Batten Arts & Letters Building)

9-10:15 a.m.
"Sephardic Wedding Customs." Presented by Ingrid Edery, Old Dominion University

"The Multicultural Golden Age of Spain." Presented by Helen Sonenshine, Virginia Beach

"Convivencia, Conversos and Conflict in Medieval Seville." Presented by Rowena Hernández Múzquiz, Virginia Beach

10:30-11:45 a.m.
"Contemporary Jewish Life in Spain." Presented by David Edery, Norfolk

"Just another 'Other': Jewish Writers in Cosmopolitan Trieste." Presented by Maura Hametz, Old Dominion University

"All is (Not) Race: Edward Steiner's Journey from Alien to Citizen." Presented by Joseph Cosco, Old Dominion University

Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30-2:45 p.m.
"Cantillation and Consciousness." Presented by David Metzger, Old Dominion University

"The Difficulties of Using English and Hebrew Online." Presented by Carl Withaus, Old Dominion University

"Accommodation of the Other: Arab and Jews in Film." Presented by Fran Hassencahl, Old Dominion University

3-3:30 p.m.
"Klezmer Revival in Contemporary Germany." A multimedia presentation by Frederick A. Lubich, Old Dominion University

This article was posted on: April 8, 2002

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