Rembrandt's Akedah

By Bryna Jocheved Levy

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, September 2011

In 1914, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, who would later become the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the State of Israel, visited the National Gallery in London. His aesthetic sensibilities were aroused by the artistic grandeur that he encountered there. He was particularly transfixed by Rembrandt's paintings.

Topic: Art, Jewish Text

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.42/no.682

Page Number(s): 21

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Jocheved Levy, Bryna. Rembrandt's Akedah. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. September 2011: 21.


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