GALLERY TALK: out of the whirlwind: Hugh Mesibov and the legacy of the Book of Job by Mordechai Cohen

Monday, March 6, 2017, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Popper Gallery

In 1972, the American artist Hugh Mesibov painted an ambitious 45-foot-wide mural based on the biblical Book of Job for Temple Beth El in Spring Valley, New York. The painting was recently donated to Yeshiva University Museum, where it is installed in a special exhibition.This gallery talk will explore the character of the Book of Job and its legacy within the Jewish imagination.

Mordechai Cohen is Professor of Bible and Associate Dean of the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University. His primary research interest is Jewish Bible interpretation in its Christian and Muslim cultural contexts. His published works include Three Approaches to Biblical Metaphor (2003) and Opening the Gates of Interpretation (2011), which focuses on Maimonides. In 2016 Cambridge University Press published the volume he edited together with Adele Berlin, Interpreting Scriptures in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Presented by Yeshiva University Museum together with the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University

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