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.