Shabbat Scholar: Dr. Mehnaz Afridi - Friday, March 12 at 7PM (immediately following services)

Topic: Working with Holocaust Survivors as a Muslim Woman


Dr. Afridi, author of Shoah through Muslim Eyes, will discuss her journey with Judaism as a Muslim. Dr. Afridi rejects polemical myths about the Holocaust and Jews, offering a new way of creating understanding of two communities through the acceptance and enormity of the Shoah. Her journey is both personal and academic exploring her belief in Islam, principles of justice, and the loneliness of such a journey. She will discuss the importance of interviewing survivors and dispelling antisemitism and share her initiatives that have put non-Jewish students in touch with survivors and the second generation. 

Dr. Afridi is an Associate Professor of Religious studies and Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College.  


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