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August 2021


Sunday, August 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, August 22, 2021

Zoom San Diego, CA United States

Synagogue Art in the Ancient World Sunday August 8, 2021 Although 19th century anti-Semites dismissed Jews as "an artless people," there are hundreds of examples of synagogue and funerary art from the period of the Talmud (70-600 CE). We will explore these images to see biblical interpretations in frescos and mosaics, and also see pagan motifs, even pagan gods(!), depicted in ancient synagogues. Together we will "read" the art to learn about our ancestors and their beliefs. Pirke Avot is…

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