A Tale of Two Cities: Rome and Jerusalem

Josephus
Dates: 
Wednesday, Oct 18,
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Category: 
Address: 
15 West 16th Street
Neighborhood: 
Union Square
Phone: 
2122948301
Cost: 
Free

Rome destroyed Jerusalem in 70 C.E.; but in the period before this destruction, Rome also built up Jerusalem, serving as a valuable ally and as a stabilizing force. Paula Fredriksen (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) will explore the complex relationship between the two cities and the roots of Western Judaism.