Episode 12 Rembrandt and the Rabbis: Jacob, Joseph, Dina, and Judah
The terrible tensions consuming Jacob’s family take up an enormous amount of Genesis; but understanding the stories through the eyes of Rembrandt will allow us new insight into the connection between the many tales in these chapters. This, in turn, will lend deeper meaning to the fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE, and the miraculous rise of the modern Jewish state.
In this episode, Rabbi Soloveichik focuses extensively on analyzing an etching of Rembrandt’s. You can view it here:
Text: Genesis 34-38