Judaism and Christianity, sister religions which grew up side-by-side in the Roman Empire, often had to define themselves in opposition to each other. They shared the Bible as a basic text. They shared some religious practices, traditions, and even stories, but diverged over so much else. Join Dr. Bar-Asher Siegal, author of two books on the subject, including Jewish-Christian Dialogues on Scripture, to explore the Jewish-Christian relationship through the rich collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. We will look at portrayals of women, the body, and wine in ancient works of art, and see how these relate to Jewish and Christian texts and practices.
This lecture is offered in partnership with 929 English and with the generous support of the Friends of Jewish Lifelong Learning.