Sunday Salon

A shocking bit of history…

SUNDAY, MARCH 12th, 2023 AT TEMPLE BETH AM IN THE CHAPEL

The shocking kidnapping of a young Jewish boy by the Italian Catholic Church, and its ongoing political and cultural reverberations to the present day, will be the subject of our Sunday Salon program presented by Jeffrey Dorn. Please join us for a fascinating discussion of “The Case of Edgardo Mortara.” The Mortara incident captured the attention of much of Europe and North America in the 1850s and 1860s. It concerned the seizure of a six-year-old boy named Edgardo Mortara from his Jewish family in Bologna, based on a former servant’s testimony that she had administered an emergency baptism to the boy when he fell ill as an infant. Mortara then grew up as a Catholic under the protection of Pope Pius IX, who refused his parents’ desperate pleas for his return; eventually Mortara became a priest. The domestic and international outrage against the Pontifical State’s actions contributed to its downfall amid the unification of Italy.

Jeffrey Dorn, Presenter

Adult Reading Room Library events are coordinated by Etta Gold MLS RJE, Congregational Librarian. Contact Etta at [email protected]
JOIN US at 10:30 A.M in the Chapel for a bagel, a coffee.

Date

Sunday, Mar 12 2023
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Time

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Location

Chapel
Lewis Family Religious Life Complex

Organizer

Etta Gold
Phone
(786) 264-6543
Email
[email protected]