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  • Up Close: December 22, 2014

    by TJC Staff
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    This week on Up Close, we explore the ways art has been used to promote Jewish life and to condemn it.

    First, anti-Semitic symbols were a trope of medieval art, but what if the images themselves were often the source of anti-Semitic feelings? That’s what SUNY Stony Brook professor Sara Lipton argues in her book Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography.

    Then, there was a time when Jewish liturgy was at the forefront of the avant-garde. Duke University professor Laura Lieber examines the cutting edge poetry popularized in early synagogues in her book A Vocabulary of Desire: The Song of Songs in the Early Synagogue.

    Watch the complete episode of Up Close on TJC on-demand on cable in the TJC Original Series/Interviews category. You can also watch highlights from the episode in the video above, or listen to the complete audio of this episode at the top of this post or by subscribing to our weekly audio podcast at http://feeds.feedburner.com/tjcupclose or on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tjcs-up-close/id807702211.

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