Thursday, March 2, 2017

Vatican holds first-ever joint exhibition with Jewish museum

By Thomas D. Williams, PhD

In a new step forward in Jewish-Catholic relations, the Vatican Museums and the Rome Jewish Museum have announced a historic joint exhibition on the menorah. The works of art—comprising paintings, sculpture, engravings, illustrations, and literature—will showcase the seven-armed candelabra that has become the universal symbol of Judaism as well as of the relations between the Christian and Jewish faiths. The exhibit took three and a half years to prepare and will run from May 15 – July 23. [link]