Jewish Studies Events, Fall 2017

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Jewish Studies Events, Fall 2017

Postby susansa » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:41 pm

Jewish Studies Events, Fall 2017

•Wed., October 18, 6 pm: Sven-Erik Rose (German and Comparative Literature, UC Davis), "In Adorno's Blind Spot: Yiddish Poetry from the Warsaw Ghetto." The talk will focus on poems written in Nazi Ghettos (above all Warsaw) that are little know but truly deserve a wide readership. Library 2206.

•Fri., November 3, 5:30 pm: Menashe (US, 2017). Deep in the heart of New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a kind, hapless grocery store clerk, struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife's death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, and Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven. It is his chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and a responsible father, and restore respect among his doubters. In Yiddish and English with English subtitles, 82 minutes. Discussant: film director Joshua Weinstein. Peters Education Center Auditorium (West of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building). Parking is free at the venue.

•Thurs., November 16, 3:30 pm: Joan Nathan, "King Solomon's Table -- Ancient 'Foodies' and The Origins of Modern Jewish Cooking." Library 3212. Joan Nathan is the award-winning author of eleven cookbooks and was host of the PBS series Jewish Cooking in America with Joan Nathan.

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