Israel Wiesen (1835-1900) was a German schoolteacher. Though not a well-known figure, Wiesen had an avid interest in the visual world. We follow the development of his visual creations, beginning with traditional Judaica art to a series of works that highlight personalities from the Jewish world and display the dramatic changes in the world of traditional German Jewry.
In English | Sunday | August 13 | 8pm | 1pm EDT
Our new series explores the visual revolution that took place in Jewish history from the 17th century, a period when Jews acclimatized to general society generating fascinating visual images that reflect the life and society of their times