Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time
4 sessions, October 29 – November 19
Online class via Zoom. Registration Required.
In this four-part class, we will study the art and context of Hebrew manuscript illumination in medieval Europe. We’ll learn about medieval manuscripts in general before focusing on Hebrew manuscripts in particular, examining halachic regulations, stylistic influences from the Christian world, and the particularly Jewish artform of micrography. We will follow the post-medieval lives of Hebrew manuscripts – victims, certainly, of crusades, pogroms, and modern book-burnings, but also secreted away, passed from hand to hand, and cherished. In the final class, we will focus on one manuscript in particular as a case study, the extraordinary Sarajevo Haggadah (known to many as the star of Geraldine Brook’s novel The People of the Book).
This class qualifies for the “Bible, Rabbinics, and Philosophy” or “Justice, Politics, and Contemporary Issues” categories of the Chochmat Lev, A Learned Heart Certificate.
To join us, please register with the form below, and the Zoom link will be shared in your confirmation email. Contact Brigid Goggin with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.