Don’t Mess With the Dress: Politics, Performance and Patriarchy in the Book of Esther

Top Pick February 26, 2018 Newton Free
“One Night with the King” (2006)
“One Night with the King” (2006)

Welcome to an evening of study! We will begin at 8 p.m. with schmoozing and light refreshments, and with study commencing at 8:30 p.m. sharp.

Topics will include:

  • “When the King is a Fool: A Political Reading of the Book of Esther”  with Yehudah Mirsky of Brandeis University
  • “Between the Scepter and the Crown: The Tricky Game of Gender and Power – A Feminist Reading of the Book of Esther” presented by Tamar Biala, author of “Dirshuni-Midreshei Nashim, Volume 2”
  • “To Spiel or Not to Spiel: Using the Play to Catch the Conscience of the King – A Theatrical Reading of the Book of Esther” led by Steven Goldstein from the New England Conservatory of Music

Registration is first-come, first-served. Space is limited, so please register here.

This event is free. In the spirit of Purim, we ask that you donate to IAC Care.

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Monday, February 26, 2018, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Israeli American Council - Boston
1320 Centre St
Newton, MA 02459
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