Rembrandt van Rijn lived in a Jewish neighborhood, painted Jewish subjects, and interpreted the Hebrew Bible with extraordinary sensitivity. Possibly through his friendship with Rabbi Menasseh ben Israel, Rembrandt also incorporated post-Biblical Jewish traditions in some of his most celebrated Biblical paintings, culminating in “Jacob Blesses the Sons of Joseph.”
10–10:30 a.m. Light breakfast and coffee served
10:30 a.m.–noon Lecture
Registration required. No walk-ins.
This lecture is part of the Morning Coffee & Conversation Lecture Series
Alan Levenson’s visit is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of Lifelong Learning Fund.