Mondays at the Museum Series: A Tale of Two Exiles - Jews and Tibetans

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Mondays at the Museum Series

A Tale of Two Exiles - Jews and Tibetans

Lecture presented by Nathan Katz

In 1959, the Dalai Lama and more than a hundred thousand Tibetans fled the Chinese conquest of their nation and took asylum in India. Their confrontation with life in exile demanded creative cultural and political responses. Tibetan leaders began examining Jewish experience in exile, and the Dalai Lama invited eight Jewish leaders and scholars to his palace to learn "the Jewish secret" for maintaining their culture in exile for 2,000 years, until they reclaimed their homeland, Israel. Distinguished Professor Nathan Katz, who was one of the eight Jews who tried to answer the Dalai Lama's question, explores and analyzes these two exiles.

$5 JMOF-FIU Members; $10 Non- Members; Free for Students with valid ID.


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