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E-Blast: Week 6

April 29 


What do palm trees and Masada have in common?zerubavel

Read an article by Yael Zerubavel, professor emerita and founding director of the Bildner Center. "The Seed, the Symbol, and the Zionist Renewal Paradigm" was published in 2017 in the Frankel Institute Annual, a publication of the Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan.


Films recommended by the Rutgers Jewish Film Festival

Ben Gurion
Watch Ben-Gurion: Epilogue, directed by Yariv Mozer.

The film won the Audience Favorite Award, Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, 2017.

Click here to watch the story behind the making of the film.


Past LIfe
Meet Israeli director Avi Nesher in a curated online festival.

Click here for details.

You may have seen two of his films, The Other Story and The Matchmaker, in past Rutgers Jewish Film Festivals.


JerusalemJerusalem’s Hidden Literary Treasures

Click to listen to a podcast with Benjamin Balint, coauthor with Merav Mack of Jerusalem: City of the Book (Yale University Press, 2019), about Jerusalem’s libraries and archival treasures—some hidden, some public, all magical. Balint was to have been part of a Bildner Center public program on this topic, but it was canceled due to the pandemic. We hope to reschedule the event.


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