April 3, 2012 - Torah Alive: Passover Parodies - What the Haggadah can Teach us about the American Jewish Experience
More than a century ago, a remarkably talented satirist and writer named Gershon Rosenzweig (1861-1914) composed a wide range of Hebrew parodies that entertained a generation of immigrant intellectuals. Since the Passover Seder is just around the corner, it is a good time to study both the Haggadah and the American Jewish experience. Rosenzweig's "Passover Parodies," originally written in Hebrew, poke fun at immigrant life in America. We will examine English translations of these works, which transform the familiar Seder liturgy into biting satire about the trials and tribulations of the Jewish immigrant in America at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Gary Phillip Zola is the Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) and Professor of the American Jewish Experience at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati.
Title:Torah Alive: Passover Parodies - What the Haggadah can Teach us about the American Jewish Experience Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT & 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
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