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Scholar explores ancient Jewish reactions to ancient pagan statues

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/scholar_explores_ancient_jewish_reactions_to_ancient_pagan_statues_20080321

Professor Yaron Z. Eliav, who recently spoke about Jews and statues at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, co-directs the multidisciplinary Statuary Project at the University of Michigan, which, among other endeavors, peruses classical Jewish texts for references to statues (there are at least 6,000 of them -- many appreciative of the figures' beauty and tolerant of female nudes).

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