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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.

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Where

Old Building, level 2, Great Hall
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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

The Dress of the Unfaithful Wife

More on the artist's website

A dress maide from Japanese paper, hair, dirt, film and threads

The Dress of the Unfaithful Wife by Andi LaVine Arnovitz, 2009; photo: Avshlom Avital

Audio recording of the talk with Andi LaVine Arnovitz on 9 May 2017.
Jewish Museum Berlin 2017

Where, when, what?

  • When Tuesday 9 May 2017, 7 pm
  • Where Old Building, level 2, Great Hall

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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