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Sunday, November 21 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Haftarah through Art

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Some of the most exciting Jewish stories are told in the haftarah (Bible portions read at synagogue each week). Laya Crust has just written and illustrated a book that brings those stories and Jewish history to life. Laya studied Jewish cultural art history and researched Renaissance and medieval manuscripts, ancient mosaics, murals, and early documents. She enlivens the Bible stories by weaving the stories of the images and artists into the narrative.

Come to this exciting presentation and learn about Isaiah and the Jewish cartographer who changed navigational maps forever; the Holocaust survivor who unknowingly illustrated a haggadah for a seder in 1945 Berlin, and how king Solomon's portrait ended up in a deck of cards.

Whether or not you are familiar with art or with Bible stories, you will see the original images and hear anecdotes, all of which are in Laya Crust's upcoming book, "Illuminations- An Exploration of Haftarah Through Art and History."

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Laya Crust

Renowned artist, scribe, and speaker, Laya Crust fascinates audiences with her deep knowledge of manuscript art, Jewish liturgy, and Jewish art illumination. Her distinct way of weaving together biblical text, history, and ancient art offers awareness of the past while relating it... Read More →

Sunday November 21, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EST