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Queen Esther in Words & Pictures
Fri, April 21, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Queen Esther was a beautiful young Jewess who risked her life to serve God and save her people. This joint presentation explores exerpts from the text of the Book of Esther, one of only two books in the entire Bible named for women. It also reviews some artistic representations of the book itself and independent works for display in a synagogue, in churches and in private homes.
Dr. Lisa A. Festa, Associate Prof of Art History, teaches all phases of art history, from ancient through Modern, as well as non-Western.
Dr. Barbara Rosoff holds a Bachelor’s Degree cum laude from Brandeis University (major: Near Eastern and Judaic Studies; a Master’s Degree summa cum laude from Monmouth University (Pedagogy); and a Doctorate First Prize in Dissertation Rutgers University (Education/Psychology). She also attended Hebrew University (Jerusalem, Israel) and Jewish Theological Seminary (New York City). She is an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University and Fairleigh Dickinson University and has taught, lectured, and published extensively in the fields of pedagogy, religion, and psychology (notably Albert Einstein). Inducted into Kappa Delta Pi (Honor Society in Education) and Phi Delta Kappa Professional Honor Society in Graduate Education, and is in “Who’s Who in American Universities” and Who’s Who in American Education.”