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Signs and Wonders: Art in the Haggadah (March 14)

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Prof. Adam Cohen




Signs and Wonders: Art in the Haggadah (March 14)


Wednesday 9:00PM
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Course Description

This interactive lecture presents the rich history of the illustrated haggadah from its beginnings in the Middle Ages to the present, considering the historical, halachic, social, and political aspects of its images. It not only provides an introduction to the fascinating history of the illustrated haggadah but also offers suggestions for how to incorporate this material into the seder itself.

 

You can purchase a copy of Dr. Cohen’s book Signs and Wonders: 100 Haggada Masterpieces here. 


About Prof. Adam Cohen
Dr. Adam S. Cohen is Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Toronto, where he has served as assistant director of the university’s Centre for Jewish Studies and has introduced courses on Jewish art. He is the author of numerous articles and books on medieval art. Adam lives in Toronto with his wife, Linda, and is president of the historic Kiever Synagogue. Dr. Cohen is also a graduate of the WebYeshiva.org Halacha Mastery Program and a candidate in the WebYeshiva.org Orach Chaim Semicha Ordination Program.


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March 14, 2018 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Signs and Wonders: Art in the Haggadah (March 14)

This lecture reviews the rich history of the illustrated haggada from its beginnings in the Middle Ages to the present. It addresses historical, halachic, social, and political aspects of these illustrations and offers suggestions for how to incorporate this material into your seder. 

 
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