SEMITIC SEADOGS! Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean
The story of an unlikely group of swashbuckling Jews who ransacked the high seas!
They had boats with names like the Prophet Samuel, Queen Esther, and Shield of Abraham. They attacked and plundered the Spanish fleet while forming alliances with other European powers to ensure the safety of Jews living in hiding. Their tales are filled with attractive and repellant personalities, including a warrior rabbi, a shady arms dealer, and loathsome Spanish inquisitors. Learn not only about the Jews who practiced the Sweet Trade, but how many of them got away with it!
TCC member Jim Ryan will reveal a hidden chapter in Jewish history as well as the cruelty, terror, and greed that flourished during the Age of Discovery. Jim has a deep interest and respect for piratical paraphernalia and has written a novel Raging Gail, which includes as a character one such Brethren of the Coast who is a Member of the Tribe.
The cultural program and pot-luck dessert follow Shabbat services. Childcare provided for children 11 and younger
All are welcome at this free event.