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The 2087th Question or When Silence Is the Only Answer

What kind of life will there be after the Res­ur­rec­tion of the Dead? 

I may not believe in an after­life or in res­ur­rec­tions, but I do believe that cul­tures can be reawak­ened and revived in new generations. 

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Feminist Dybbuks in Melbourne: Possession, Desire and Voice

In August 2018, Aus­tralian the­atre mak­er and direc­tor Sama­ra Her­sch, along with Cham­ber Made, a com­pa­ny oper­at­ing at the nexus of con­tem­po­rary per­for­mance, music and sound’, pre­sent­ed Dyb­buks – a pro­duc­tion in three acts explor­ing ideas of pos­ses­sion; of women being with the dead; of desire, rit­u­al, and voice. Here, Nico­la Menser Hearn reviews the pro­duc­tion and dis­cuss­es it with Hersch.


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Behind the Scenes: Vaybertaytsh’s “Farvos” Series and the Making of “Mameloshn Academy?”

On mak­ing com­mu­ni­ty and a Yid­dish fem­i­nist pod­cast, or: where the acad­e­my ends and the self begins. 

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