Jerusalem: City and Symbol

Dates:March 4, 2021
Meets:Th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:Online Zoom
Instructor:Ori Soltes
Fee: $25.00

Thurs., Mar. 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST

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Course Description

This lecture will examine Jerusalem through three pairs of multiple lenses that offer questions with richly-contoured answers. How, exactly, did the city evolve as a focal point in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions? How does each of these traditions connect to Jerusalem spiritually, liturgically, politically, and with words, images, and even melody? From the archaeological record and how it reflects, refracts, validates, or contradicts biblical references, to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, what elements of continuity and what new issues emerge? What can one conclude about Jerusalem, given recent political events as well as artistic expressions, from past to future?