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Professor Rachel Gross on Jewish Law and Representation

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 • 12:30–1pm

ADMISSION: Free with Museum admission

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2017-10-06 12:30:00 UTC2017-10-06 13:00:00 UTC America/Los_AngelesThe CJM - 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CAProfessor Rachel Gross on Jewish Law and RepresentationProfessor Rachel Gross, the John & Marcia Goldman Professor of American Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University, looks at the fourth commandment and discusses how it has been interpreted in regards to representational visual art.

Professor Rachel Gross, the John & Marcia Goldman Professor of American Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University, looks at the fourth commandment You shall not make for yourself a graven image or any likeness which is in the heavens above, which is on the earth below, or which is in the water beneath the earth and discusses how it has been interpreted in regards to representational visual art.

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Rachel B. Gross

Dr. Rachel B. Gross was appointed to the John and Marcia Goldman Chair in American Jewish Studies in the Department of Jewish Studies at San Francisco State in Fall 2016. Professor Gross is a scholar in religious studies whose work focuses on the lives, spaces, and objects of twentieth-century and contemporary American Jews. She has published scholarly articles on Jews and food and is currently working on a manuscript, entitled “Objects of Affection: The Material Religion of American Jewish Nostalgia.” Professor Gross received her PhD in Religion from Princeton University.

Image Credit

Header image: Archie Rand, Not To Commit Injustice With Scales And Weights. (Leviticus 19:35), part of The 613, 2001–06, serial painting composed of 613 panels, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 in. each. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Mary Faith O’Neill; bio: photo by Andrew Corpuz for San Francisco State University.