Religion, Spirituality, and Arts Seminar
Interpretations of Genesis 18-19 with a focus on Lot’s wife
Weems, Renita J. Just a Sister Away: A Womanist Vision of Women’s Relationships in the Bible. San Diego: Publishing/Editing Network, 1988.
Gafney, Wilda C. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Westminster: John Knox Press, 2017.
Sasso, Sandy Eisenberg. Midrash: Reading the Bible with Question Marks. Reprint edition. Paraclete Press, 2013.
Ostriker, Alicia. "White Fire: The Art of Writing Midrash." Reform Judaism Magazine 58 (1999).
Genesis 18-19. Selections on Lot’s Wife (prepared by Sandy E. Sasso)
27 September 2018
Presenters: Sandy Sasso and Joseph Tucker Edmonds
Lot’s Wife in Music
Curtiz, Michael. “Sodom & Gomorrah.”Austria, 1922.
Watson, James. Lot in Sodom. Rochester, NY, 1933.
Pinkins, Tonya. Lot’s Wife (Original Version). New York, NY, 2004.
Pet Shop Boys. The Sodom And Gomorrah Show.Sarn West Studios.London, 2006.
K-Bach."Sodom and Gomorrah". Bible Stories. Mind Muzic Records, 2014.
11 October 2018
Presenter: Steven Stolen
Lot’s Wife in Poetry
18 October 2018
Presenter: Shari Wagner
Lot’s Wife Through Visual Art
Rhodes, Jesse. “Mark Kurlansky on the Cultural Importance of Salt.” Smithsonian, May 17, 2012.
Blasone, Pino. “‘Don’t Look Back’ (or, ‘Remember Lot’s Wife’),” August 1, 2015.
Matthews, Christopher Lee.“Salt: Metaphysical History & Meaning - Enter the Earth.” Metaphysical Corner (blog), April 21, 2014.
1 November 2018
Presenter: Julia Muney Moore
6 December 2018
17 January 2019
7 February 2019
7 March 2019
Exhibition and Performances.
Art exhibit will run for two months, opening on March 7 with the exhibit and performances.
3 April 2019
Performance and Discussion
Critically acclaimed cellist, Maya Beiser, will discuss and perform excerpts from her cello-opera, Elsewhere, an imaginative and psychological retelling of the biblical story of Lot's wife. Offered in partnership with Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, the Center for Interfaith Cooperation, Indiana Humanities, and the Jewish Community Center of Indianapolis.