Exploring biblical heroines Hagar and Deborah (Old Testament), Judith (Apocrypha) and modern day activist, Malala Youssafzai, participants will consider why these women are labeled warriors and women of strength. Starting with a brief discussion of the Second Commandment, Dr. Festa will then survey the changing depictions of Deborah, Jael, and Judith in art of various time periods.
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.”
Lisa A. Festa, Associate Prof of Art History, teaches all phases of art history, from ancient through Modern, as well as non-Western.