Podcast: Under the Arch of Titus - a Gateway to the Jewish Community
27 July 2021
New Books in Jewish Studies
Edited by Steven Fine, "The Arch of Titus: From Jerusalem to Rome—and Back", (Brill 2021)
Steven Fine, Churgin Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University, Israel, discusses his new book The Arch of Titus: From Jerusalem to Rome—and Back.
He explores how the Arch of Titus has been a symbol of subjugation as well as empowerment for both Jewish and Christian cultures as they evolved across centuries; how it is a door to the story of the Jewish community’s resilience; how it has inspired other monuments of power globally; the layers of meaning it contains; and the reverberation, and thus enhancement, of its meaning in the digital age.
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