NAthan ANathan Abrams is a regular Limmud presenter when he is not teaching at Bangor University in Wales where he is a Professor of Film Studies. He has just edited Hidden in Plain Sight: Jews and Jewishness in British Film, Television and Popular Culture. He also writes for Ha’aretz Digital.

Sessionstitel: Raise The Roof: A Film About An Improbable Dream. Screening And Discussion

PART 1 OF 2 OF A DOUBLE SESSION

Presentatör(er): Nathan Abrams, Jessica Katz

Sessionsbeskrivning: Artists Rick and Laura Brown are not Jewish and not Polish, and yet they set out to rebuild Gwoździec, a magnificent wooden eighteenth century synagogue in Poland that was later destroyed by the Nazis. Their vision inspires hundreds of people to join them, using their hands, old tools and techniques to bring Gwoździec’s history, culture, science, and art back to life.

60 min

 

Sessionstitel: RaiseThe Roof: A film About An Improbable Dream. Screening And Discussion

THIS IS PART 2 OF A DOUBLE SESSION

Presentatör(er): Nathan Abrams, Jessica Katz

Sessionsbeskrivning: Artists Rick and Laura Brown are not Jewish and not Polish, and yet they set out to rebuild Gwoździec, a magnificent wooden eighteenth century synagogue in Poland that was later destroyed by the Nazis. Their vision inspires hundreds of people to join them, using their hands, old tools and techniques to bring Gwoździec’s history, culture, science, and art back to life

45 min

 

Sessionstitel: Jewish Short Films. Screening And Discussion

THIS SESSION IS PART 1 OF A DOUBLE SESSION

Presentatör(er): Nathan Abrams

Sessionsbeskrivning: Together we will view and discuss a smorgasbord of bite size Jeiwsh short films, some are tear jerkers, others will make you laugh – hopefully all will make you think.

60 min

 

Sessionstitel: Jewish Short Films. Screening And Discussion

THIS IS PART 2 OF A DOUBLE SESSION

Presentatör(er): Nathan Abrams

Sessionsbeskrivning: Together we will view and discuss a smorgasbord of bite size Jeiwsh short films, some are tear jerkers, others will make you laugh – hopefully all will make you think.

60 min

 

Sessionstitel: Kubrick’s Midrash – 2001: A Space Odyssey

Presentatör(er): Nathan Abrams

Sessionsbeskrivning: In this session, we’ll explore Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece, ”2001: A Space Odyssey”. Using a midrashic approach, it will be shown how the film can itself be considered a form of Midrash. Prior experience or knowledge of the film is not essential. Excerpts will be screened.

60 min

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Sessionstitel: Is ”Fargo” A Jewish Film? Screening And Discussion

Presentatör(er): Nathan Abrams

Sessionsbeskrivning: In 2014 the Coen brothers produced the TV series ”Fargo”. Typically twisted and dark, it features cops on the trail of a mob killer. But how is this show Jewish? In this session, we’ll explore how to read a film Jewishly when it’s not so obvious on the surface.

60 min

THIS IS PART 1 OF A DOUBLE SESSION

 

Sessionstitel: Is ”Fargo” A Jewish Film? Screening And Discussion

THIS IS PART 2 OF A DOUBLE SESSION

Presentatör(er): Nathan Abrams

Sessionsbeskrivning: In 2014 the Coen brothers produced the TV series ”Fargo”. Typically twisted and dark, it features cops on the trail of a mob killer. But how is this show Jewish? In this session, we’ll explore how to read a film Jewishly when it’s not so obvious on the surface.

45 min