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In this holiday prep class we will learn about the background and evolution of the purimspiel (Purim play): the dramatic, often satirical adaptation of the Purim story. We will read together several sections from famous Yiddish author Itzik Manger’s Purim play, The Megile, and discuss some of the hidden layers of this beautiful piece of Yiddish literature. No Yiddish background necessary. We will be reading the English translation.
Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz is Rabbi and Education Director at Temple B’nai Brith. She received Rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinic School at Hebrew College in Newton, where she also earned an MA in Judaic Studies. Born and raised in Israel, Rabbi Eliana studied fashion design and attended law school at Tel Aviv University. In the US, she earned a BA in history from Colorado University and an MA in medieval history from Boston University. She edited the Hebrew translation of These Are the Words by Arthur Green (Yediot Acharonot Press, 2008.
Event Location: Temple Bnai Brith
201 Central St, Somerville, Massachusetts, 02145
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