Feminist scholar and rabbi Dorothy Richman leads this brief investigation into the feminist implication of the biblical commandments known as The 613.
This program is made possible by the Alan Templeton Endowment in Memory of Lieselotte and David Templeton.
Gallery chats are short talks exploring the art and ideas in an exhibition. These twenty-minute talks take place in the galleries during lunchtime and are free with Museum admission.
Rabbi Dorothy Richman serves as the rabbi of Makor Or: Jewish Meditation Center. She teaches Torah widely in the Bay Area and has served as rabbi for Berkeley Hillel and Congregations Sha'ar Zahav and Beth Sholom. Her rabbinate has been deeply influenced by years of service with AJWS and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. She is soon to release Something of Mine, an album of original songs largely based on texts from the Jewish tradition.
Archie Rand, To Love Converts. (Deuteronomy 10:19), part of The 613, 2001–06, serial painting composed of 613 panels, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 in. each. Courtesy of the artist.