Northwestern Hosts Conference: Between Baghdad and Haifa

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University and the Heksherim Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel are co-hosting an international conference this week, celebrating the work of Israeli author Sami Michael. The conference, "A Tribute to Israeli Author Sami Michael: Between Baghdad and Haifa," is being held Oct. 7-9 to honor and examine the work of Michael, a renowned, Emet Award-winning novelist of Iraqi-Jewish origin. Michael's writing has spotlighted the heritage of Sephardic Jewry, broadening the definition of Israeli identity and encouraged...