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Tuesdays with Torah: Jews and Statues

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wise Center Board Room | 8329 Ridge Ave, Amberley Village

Tuesdays with Torah: Jews and Statues

This class will be taught by our HUC Rabbinic Fellow, Aaron Torop. While the Torah prohibits the worship of idols, the creation of statues has a long and fascinating history in Judaism. Across these two sessions we will learn about some of the most famous statues in Judaism, including those of Aphrodite, Asherah, Moses, and Lady Liberty. We will explore how their symbolism evolves over time, as well as learn about Jewish perspectives on the relationship between art, religion, and memory in statues.