Around Arthur Szyk: Berkeley Scholars on Art and History: Household, Halakhah, Haggadah. Family Life and Religious Authority at the Passover Seder

Lecture | October 23 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

AROUND ARTHUR SZYK
Berkeley Scholars on Art and History

In the course of the 2018-2019 academic year, Berkeley historians, art historians, media, and Jewish Studies scholars will present insightful research and commentary Around Arthur Szyk in a series of programs at The Magnes.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:30 PM–7:00PM
The Magnes
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Household, Halakhah, Haggadah. Family Life and Religious Authority at the Passover Seder

DEENA ARANOFF, CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES, GTU

The Passover Seder is a heavily choreographed evening that is presided over by multiple forms of religious authority. Through a study of the Passover Seder and its textual companion, the Haggadah, this lecture will explore the interplay between household norms and formal Jewish practice. Ultimately, Dr. Aranoff will propose a more precise genealogy of Jewish culture that allows for the interplay between the habits of everyday life and the development of halakhah (rabbinic law).

Deena Aranoff is Faculty Director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She teaches rabbinic literature and medieval patterns of Jewish thought, as well as the broader question of continuity and change in Jewish history. Deena is also a community educator and teaches Bible, rabbinics, and Jewish mysticism throughout the Bay Area.

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  RSVP online by October 23

 magnes@berkeley.edu, 510-643-2526