Friday, June 25, 2010
Ethnicity: the Jewish quarter and museum, lecture on the burka law and North African dinner
It's been another very full day. We had a free morning, so students slept in or went with Dr. King to visit the Arc de Triomphe. At noon, some of the students met me at the hotel and we went to the Marais district for "the best falafel in the world"--where we ran into Dr. King. After lunch, we went to the Musée d'art et d'histoire du judaïsme (Museum of Jewish Art and History) where we learned about Jewish life and traditions in Europe.
Before dinner, we met for a lecture in the park by Dr. Amy Wells of the University of Limoges.
Dr. Wells talked about the current controversy in France concerning wearing the burka. Currently the French government is considering outlawing the burka.
After the lecture, we headed to "Toucan Café" where we had a delicous North African dinner--couscous!
We ended our dinner with mint tea. Tomorrow is the "free day"--what will our students decide to do???