My research combines Jewish thought and art history for the purpose of studying the responses of medieval Jews to the Christian attitude toward them. The Jewish reaction was expressed in both literature and art, so it is important to relate to both areas simultaneously. Most studies on Jewish-Christian polemic focus mainly on the point of view of one discipline, namely the polemic writings or the anti-Jewish art. In addition to Christian literature and art, my research focuses on finding anti-Christian expressions in Jewish writings and Jewish art. My methodology uses a combination of the pictures and the texts; in this sense, the picture can not be understood without studying the text to which it relates as well as other texts, both earlier and contemporary. I am interested in understanding both sides of the polemic, as well as in becoming familiar with the literary and artistic sides of it.
|Date of Award||2008|
- Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
|Supervisor||Daniel Lasker (Supervisor) & Katrin Kogman-Appel (Supervisor)|