Looking at the Arch of Titus

Looking at the Arch of Titus

Yeshiva University’s Center for Israel Studies and Yeshiva University Museum will host a conference on the historic and contemporary relevance of the Arch of Titus on Sunday, October 29, at the YU Museum at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St., Manhattan. The conference, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is organized and presented by the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies and the YU Museum.

The Arch of Titus was built to commemorate Roman triumph against the Jews in the war fought from 66 to 74 C.E. Over time, the meaning and significance of the monument — for the victorious Romans, for the defeated Jews, and for both Christians and Jews — has shifted. A distinguished group of international scholars will discuss the shifts, their meaning, and their context at the conference.

The conference, “The Arch of Titus — from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back,” is being held in conjunction with a Yeshiva University Museum exhibition on the structure, on view through January 14.

For a schedule of events go to yumuseum.org/programs/2017/10/29/conference-the-arch-of-titus-from-jerusalem-to-rome-and-back.

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