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Movie Midrash

July 14 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Who says movies can’t teach Torah? And we’re not just talking ‘The 10 Commandments’! Join Rabbi Molly and filmmaker/cinema student Noah Weisel as we break down the Midrash hidden in Hollywood films, both classic and forgotten. This summer we’ll learn about Jewish purification through the Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg ghost story, ‘Poltergeist’ (PG), then investigate what Albert Brooks can teach us ahead of the High Holy Days with ‘Defending Your Life’ (PG). Screenings will be followed by a talk and discussion. A light dinner will be provided.