Academic Lunchtime Lecture with Jenna Weissman Joselit

  • Columbia University, 513 Fayerweather 1180 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY, 10027 United States

Join the IIJS for a lunchtime lecture with Jenna Weissman Joselit on In the Round:  The Great Ten Commandments Controversy of 1850.

Description: Most of us are accustomed to visualizing the Ten Commandments as two tablets.  This presentation explores what happened - controversy! scandal! rupture! - when an alternative image - a circular Decalogue - was mounted in one antebellum, New York synagogue. 

Date: Tuesday, November 10
Time: 12:00pm
Location: 513 Fayerweather

For more details, email aml2271@columbia.edu. RSVPs are appreciated, as a kosher lunch will be served.