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Rembrandt and the Rabbis: Classical Rabbinic Interpretations in Rembrandt’s Biblical Scenes

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Rembrandt's David

Rembrandt, the great 17th century Dutch Calvinist artist, is famous for his portraits; but he also painted or etched many images of biblical stories.   Do his scenes from the Hebrew Bible reveal a pattern of borrowing from sophisticated rabbinic interpretations in the Talmud and Midrash?  Jerry Rabow will consider the evidence by examining some prominent artworks by Rembrandt together with their related biblical texts and ancient and medieval commentaries. Read more

Judean Warriors

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:45am

The Israelites captured the Roman Eagle at the Battle of “Beth Horon.”

There were military heroes among the ancient Israelites, and during the Roman era Jews were hired as mercenary warriors.  Daniel Levitch will describe this little-known history with illustrations from his forthcoming graphic novel.  Read more

What Really Happened on Leah's Wedding Night?

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Jerry Rabow

Jerry Rabow, author of The Lost Matriarch: Finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash, will draw on the techniques and disputes of 2,000 years of rabbinic commentary to describe the imaginative interpretations of the biblical story of Leah.   His talk promises to be a provocative and entertaining experience in learning how to read Torah as literature. Read more

The Danish Girl Film Screening and Q&A

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

The Danish Girl Poster

Join us for a free film screening of The Danish Girl. A Q & A will follow the film with film consultants, Cadence Valentine and Trista Hidalgo. Read more

Camp Matador

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 5:00pm

Camp Matador

Camp Matador welcomes freshman to CSUN by giving them an opportunity to have fun, make friends, and learn more about life at CSUN. We hope that through Camp, you will begin finding your place in the Matador Family before classes even begin! Read more

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