Who Knows One?
Book launch for Dr. Anat Chen
Launch of the book “Who Knows On?”
The book’s author, Anat Chen, presents a modern approach to women in medieval haggadot
March 14, 2018, 7 PM. Entrance is free
The book, “Who Knows One?”, follows seventy illustrations from Medieval Passover Haggadot that feature women. It is intended as a commentary for the depicted female figures that relies both on Jewish tradition and on contemporary culture. The volume connects the reader with Jewish art that evolved over centuries in illuminated manuscripts with the goal of giving voice to the women in the illustrations, and by doing so to understand their lives. The book deals with the status of women in different periods and cultures such as Spain, Italy, and Germany, while displaying the connections to women’s lives in contemporary Israeli society.