The Dress of the Unfaithful Wife
Artist Talk and Discussion on Women and Sexuality in Judaism (audio recording available)
In contrast to other religions, Jewish women only begin to cover their hair after marriage. This practice was widespread in the past and is still a visible sign of Jewish identity today.
Andi LaVine Arnovitz explores the role of women in religious Judaism in her art. She addresses traditional matrimonial law, which puts women at a considerable disadvantage, in her work The Dress of the Unfaithful Wife. Together with Amy K. Milligan, Professor for Jewish Studies and Women's Studies at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, the artist will speak about women and sexuality in Judaism.
Moderator: Emily D. Bilski, art historian and independent curator