Rembrandt’s Sephardim

Client: The Academy of Jewish Thought and Learning

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Rembrandt had created various Jewish-themed paintings during the time in which the Jewish people were seeking safe haven in Amsterdam in the 17th century.

The Academy’s course takes a look at Rembrandt’s paintings as they tell a story of the Jewish people looking for a place in the world while escaping the inquisitions.

Rembrandt’s iconic Belshazzar’s Feast was used as it is well suited to the course as it contains a well-known and iconic scene from the Jewish Bible.