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JERUSALEM THROUGH THE AGES

posted Jan 17, 2011, 8:13 PM by Unknown user
A SERIES OF LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS
CO-SPONSORED BY WEST END SYNAGOGUE
AND THE VANDERBILT PROGRAM IN JEWISH STUDIES

Sunday Morning
9:45 a.m. Coffee
10:00–10:45 Presentation
10:45–11:15 Discussion

Location:
    West End Synagogue Library
    3810 West End Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37205

The topic of the second annual adult-education lecture series is
Jerusalem, a site that holds special significance for Jews, Muslims, and
Christians. These lectures and discussions will explore many facets of
the city, from before its founding as the City of David up to contemporary
Israeli society.

We will also discover how Jerusalem was portrayed in early
Christian iconography, both in visual representations and in accounts
by pilgrims. Finally, we will explore more recent representations of the
city in painting, and poetry.

TOPICS AND SPEAKERS
Jan. 23: The City of David
    Jack M. Sasson, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies and
    Hebrew Bible, Vanderbilt University

Jan. 30: Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period
    Jack M. Sasson, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies and
    HebrewBible, Vanderbilt University

Feb. 6: Christian Appropriations of the Temple Tradition, Text and Art
    Robin Jensen, Luce Chancellor’s Professor of the History of Christian Art
    and Worship, Vanderbilt University

Feb. 13: Islamic Jerusalem
    David Wasserstein, Professor of History and Eugene Greener, Jr.
    Professor of Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt University

Feb. 20: Jerusalem in the Eyes of Her Tourists and Pilgrims
    Shaul Kelner, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Jewish Studies,
    Vanderbilt University

Feb. 27 Jerusalem in Poetry and Painting
    Michael Rose, Associate Professor, Blair School of Music
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