Combatting the Sun - From Shamash to Helios & Sol Invictus

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January 12 2015
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1h 49s
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Venue: The Jewish Center (New York, NY) The Jewish Center (New York, NY)

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Collections: Rabbi Lamm Semester 3

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Semester 3: Shi'ur 5. Building off our discussion of what the Second Commandment was understood to entail (and not entail), we ask the question of how - even if it was not technically asur - the image of a foreign sun-god could possibly appear in a context so thoroughly Jewish as the floor of a shul, right in front of the Aron. Our solution to this puzzle requires close readings of archaeological finds, passages from Tanach, and midreshei Chazal.

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