Jewish women now have increased options for expressing and experiencing holiness by donning items that serve spiritual purposes. These include wearing diverse headcoverings, tallitot and tefillin. This talk explores the history and implications of these changes innovated by Jewish women.
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In Baltimore and throughout the United States, earlier generations of American Jews made much of novelty and of being up-to-date, especially when it came to what they wore. In her illustrated talk, Jenna Weissman Joselit, noted Tablet columnist and Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies & Professor of History at George Washington University, explores the hold that fashion has held on the collective American Jewish imagination ever since the 19th century.
Costume Historian Nora Ellen Carleson will explore the late 19th and early 20th century dressmakers of Baltimore who clothed the city's most fashionable denizens through importing, smuggling and the creation of their own luxurious fashions. This lecture is part of the Francis Scott Key Lecture series. Cost is $50 for member and nonmembers.
In “How to Read the Constitution and Why,” Kimberly Wehle, Professor of Law at the School of Law, University of Baltimore, spells out in common sense terms what is in the Constitution and what it means. She describes how the Constitution’s protections are eroding and why every American needs to heed this “red flag” moment in our democracy.
Admission is free. A reception and book signing will follow the talk.
Presented by Baltimore Shakespeare Factory:
Shakespeare's London is commonly regarded today as being a place that was quite hostile to people of color, immigrants, and women. What was it like to be an "other" in Shakespeare's time? How are others portrayed in Shakespeare's plays? This lecture and discussion explore these complicated questions, along with modern movements to decolonize Shakespeare, and more. Snacks and drinks provided!
RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. All are welcome!
Join artists Danielle Durchslag and Ryan Frank, creators of A Wandering Sukkah, a colorful, skyscraper-inspired sukkah, as they share their experience bringing their project all across New York City in 2015. Why did this pair of artists (one Jewish, one not) create this project? How did NYC react to their journey? Find out as they share their stories, photos, and video from their Wandering Sukkah.