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Sunday, May 31

2:00pm SAST

Art Detectives: How to use Art to Understand the Hearts and Minds of Jews in Bygone Times
What are we looking for when we look at ‘Jewish art’? Are we attempting to ascertain how people dressed or what objects existed in people’s homes in earlier eras? Perhaps on a simple level. But we’re actually attempting something far more challenging: discovering what was in people’s hearts and minds, peering inside the consciousness of those who have gone before us.  

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Marc Michael Epstein

Marc is Professor of Religion on the Mattie M. Paschall Davis and Norman H. Davis Chair and Director of Jewish Studies at Vassar College. He has written on various topics in visual and material culture produced by, for, and about Jews. His 2015 book, Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink... Read More →

Sunday May 31, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm SAST
Room 5

3:00pm SAST

An Infinity of Hallelujahs: Unlocking the Secret Chords of Leonard Cohen's Masterpiece
Since its low-key release in 1984, Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" has become one of the great anthems of popular music. Weaving in biblical themes and allusions, the song explores the spiritual and physical dimensions of love and life. It has also become a song of solace and soothing, offering the hope of healing in times of brokenness. But what is "Hallelujah" really about, and what are the secrets of its enduring hold on the global imagination?

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Gus Silber

Gus is an award-winning journalist, author, scriptwriter, speechwriter and media trainer. He has an extensive background in newspaper and magazine journalism as a reporter, columnist, feature writer and editor. He is the author of several commercially-published books, covering a diversity... Read More →

Sunday May 31, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm SAST
Room 6

3:00pm SAST

Unpacking Fauda: The Jagged Line Between Justice and Revenge
This session is intended for people who have watched Fauda Season 3 on Netflix and are interested in exploring the many ethical questions it raises about the role Israelis and Palestinians play in perpetuating the conflict.

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Ittay Flescher

Based in Jerusalem, Ittay is the Education Director at Kids4Peace, an interfaith movement for Israelis and Palestinians that empowers youth to build relationships and embrace meaningful dialogue while coming of age in a complex city. He is also the Israel correspondent for the Jewish... Read More →

Sunday May 31, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm SAST
Room 3

5:00pm SAST

The Israel Story Story
Benji Shulman will interview Israel Story podcast host Mishy Harman to get a behind the scenes account of the beloved show. We will learn about what worked, what fell apart and what was just too risky to tackle. Mishy will also dwell on his hopes and dreams for the show, and the country.

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Mishy Harman

Mishy is the host and co-founder of the Israel Story podcast. He’s a curly-haired Jerusalemite who stumbled upon radio by chance. He studied History at Harvard, Archaeology at Cambridge and wrote his PhD – a biography of the first Protestant missionary in Ethiopia – at the Hebrew... Read More →
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Benji Shulman

Benji is the director of public policy at the SA Zionist Federation. He has a masters degree in Geography and has worked in a range of fields in the Jewish community including education, advocacy, environment, outreach and lots of Limmud volunteering. He loves radio and has hosted... Read More →

Sunday May 31, 2020 5:00pm - 5:50pm SAST
Room 3