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Lecture by Rabbi David Flatto: Mordechai, Rembrandt and Zelensky: The Lasting Lesson of a Flawed Masterpiece
Mar 20 at 7:00 pm EDT
Rembrandt and other great Western artists painted magnificent depictions of Esther Chapter 6. But in comparing these beautiful works of art with the Megillah, one finds that they misrepresented one crucial aspect of the Bible. Recovering this biblical motif helps illuminate the true nature of Jewish leadership, from ancient Persia to modern day Ukraine.
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About Rabbi David Flatto
Rabbi Dr. David Flatto received his B.A. and Ordination from Yeshiva University, his J.D. from Columbia University Law School, and his Ph.D. with distinction from Harvard University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Rabbi Flatto and his wife, Yael, are very excited to be a part of the thriving and historic community of Park East Synagogue.