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Saturday, February 13 • 8:15pm - 9:30pm
Angels in America: A Quintessentially Jewish Play?

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A Charedi Rabbi’s eulogy, Jacob wrestling the angels, Yiddish tropes (cantillations), and the Kaddish (prayer for the deceased) are just a few of the Jewish elements in the important Pulitzer-prize winning play Angels in America. Why did Tony Kushner render Jewishness so central to a play focused on the lives of gay men during the devastation caused by HIV/AIDS in the 1980s? This session will explore these key Jewish elements of the play and the way in which they provide a window into its key themes.

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David Bilchitz

University of Johannesburg, University of Johannesburg
David Bilchitz is a Professor of Fundamental Rights Law at the University of Johannesburg and the Director of SAIFAC, a leading research centre of the University in constitutional law. He is also Secretary-General of the International Association of Constitutional Law. He is currently the Chair of Limmud International. David is also the founder of Jewish Outlook: SA Jewish LGBTI Alliance, the head of Jewish Identity at Beit Emanuel Progressive... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 8:15pm - 9:30pm
Springdale

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