The Book of Esther

Apr 24, 2007 - Apr 24, 2007

Loyola University Museum of Art

820 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Time: 18:00:00
Phone Number: 312.915.7630
Contact: Ann Meehan
Website: www.LUC.edu/luma
Description: In conjunction with the exhibition I Remember Purim: Molly J. Schiff, Rabbi Evan Moffic from Chicago Sinai will discuss the Book of Esther which presents a serious message in a comic form-comic in its caricatures of the main characters and its frequent slapstick humor. It is serious in its concern with the solidarity and survival of the Jewish community and in its implications for Jewish religious practices. We will investigate Esther both as a book of literature and as the basis for the Jewish holiday of Purim.
Event Type: Conference