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The Order and the Beauty of the Jewish Garden in the Roman Empire

The Order and the Beauty of the Jewish Garden in the Roman Empire Presented by: Dr. John Mandsager Postdoctoral Fellow, Jewish Studies Program University of South Carolina Thursday, July 16 at 7 pm Are you enjoying growing your tomatoes this summer? Did you know that there were particularly Jewish gardens in the past? In this presentation, Dr. John Mandsager will show how early rabbinic Jewish literature (ca. 3rd century C.E.) presents a sophisticated spatial vision of Jewish rural life. He will discuss the garden in particular to show how the early rabbis imagine agricultural space to be well-ordered, while visually…

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