Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Text and Context: Integrating Tanakh and History

The purpose of my project is to set Tanakh against the backdrop of Mesopotamian, Egyptian and other ancient cultures in order to see what makes our tradition so unique. I began this past year by putting some of the experiences of Avraham, Yitzchak, Ya'akov and Yosef in an ancient Near Eastern or Egyptian context. My goal over the summer and the 2007-8 school year is to create similar presentations on Shmot and the Five Megillot. All presentations are on PowerPoint and use artworks to concretize cultural concepts.

Tikvah Wiener
English, Art History and Tanakh Departments
The Frisch School
Paramus, New Jersey

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