Abigail Pogrebin is the author of the bestselling Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish, for which she interviewed 62 public figures, including Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Steven Spielberg, Natalie Portman and Larry King about their Jewish connection – or lack of it. She also wrote the memoir, One and the Same, which delves... Read More
Joseph and His Master's Wife: A Tale of Love, Obsession, Temptation and PietyFew characters in the Bible are as complex and ambiguous as the one of Joseph. What adds to the allure of his character are the many Biblical, Talmudic and Midrashic references to his exceptional physical beauty. In this class we will savor this beauty, as well as the beauty of the many tales that are told about the handsome Hebrew slave who has become the grand prince of Egypt, thus irreversibly changing the course of his people's history. We will also ask the question that lurks between the lines of this epic love tale: what really went on in the bedchamber of the wife of Potiphar the Egyptian?
See the gallery below for photos from Theatre Company Jerusalem and their interpretation of the story of the Sota. Gabriella Lev is an award-winning theatre director, writer and performer. She co-established the Odot Company in 1973 and later helped establish The Jerusalem Drama Workshop. She was its director for three years, and under her care,... Read More
Sal Litvak was born in Santiago, Chile and moved to New York at age five. He is a graduate of Harvard College, NYU Law School, and the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA. His first film was the Passover comedy and cult hit, When Do We Eat? His second film, Saving Lincoln, explores... Read More
Tel Aviv, Israel / Teaching in Hebrew This video was broadcast from BINA in Tel Aviv About Yoram Back to the index Watch the video: Taharlev’s Torah Featuring the BINA Mechina Yoram Taharlev was born and raised on Kibbutz Yagur. His parents, both pioneers from the Halutz movement, came to Israel from Lithuania. Taharlev worked as... Read More
New Jersey, USA / Discussing in English With Miri Dauber of The Jewish Book Council. About Dara Back to the index Watch the video – The Theological Art of Storytelling: Field Notes from an American Jewish Novelist Dara Horn is a beloved and highly-regarded author. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Harvard University in... Read More