HOT AIR ZOOM BALLOON'S SPECIAL
Jewish Jamaican Adventures
Friday, August 6th
Modality: Pay as you wish Tour
Starring: Stanley Mirvis
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A presentation about Sephardic life in one of the most beautiful yet brutal parts of the Caribbean. Professor Stanley Mirvis guides us on a visual tour of Jewish life in a tropical slave society. He addresses themes including Sephardi paths of migration, Jewish slave ownership, civil rights, and the Jewish participation in Caribbean piracy.
Stanley Mirvis is Assistant Professor of History and Harold and Jean Grossman Chair of Jewish Studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of The Jews of Eighteenth-Century Jamaica: A Testamentary History of a Diaspora in Transition (Yale University Press, 2020)
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The virtual tour was arranged as a Mother’s Day present from my son. It was wonderful! From start to finish, Dani was a delightful tour guide who brought the history of Jewish Majorca alive. Highly recommend!!
By far the best virtual tour I’ve ever taken – I will take any tour you offer. Thank you Dani!
Hilary – Asheville NC
I recently had a chance to “visit” Jewish Majorca, and had a really great experience. We zoomed on five consecutive Sunday afternoons, and I learned an amazing amount. I’d read a couple of books about the conversos, but the knowledge Dani, our tour guide, brought, and the places he took us really made things come to life. (He took us into a hidden tunnel, likely used by “secret Jews” to join others for forbidden services.) I looked forward to every zoom-day, and each one Dani presented was different, culminating with a cooking demo by his wife Carla, from their own kitchen. I recommend this series to any history buff; it will give you context, deepen your knowledge, and definitely make you want to return to Majorca in person.