LECTURE: "Learn Talmud Like an Artist," with Jacqueline Nicholls

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February 3, 2021
United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Fine Arts, Jewish History / Studies, Humanities, Religious Studies and Theology


On Wednesday, February 3, 4pm EST,


Fordham University's Center for Jewish Studies is hosting London-based Visual Artist Jacqueline Nicholls for a talk titled:


Learn Talmud Like An Artist


What does an artist notice that a yeshiva student might not see? Daf Yomi is the study of a page of Talmud a day, taking seven and half years to complete the cycle. Once only practiced in traditional communities, it is now popular across the Jewish world. Draw Yomi is Jacqueline’s on-line project that drew inspiration from the Talmud page, and offers a different perspective on the text. 


Jacqueline Nicholls is a London based visual artist and Jewish educator. She uses her art to engage with traditional Jewish ideas in untraditional ways. Her art practice explores handwriting as a form of drawing. Her recent drawing project, Draw Yomi, completed in Jan 2020, Jacqueline drew the Talmud, following the Daf Yomi schedule. She co-ordinates Arts & Culture events at JW3 London, and regularly teaches at the London School of Jewish Studies. Jacqueline’s art has been exhibited in solo shows and significant contemporary Jewish Art group shows in the UK, USA, Israel, and Poland. Jacqueline has an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, London. 


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Contact Info: 

Center for Jewish Studies at Fordham University