As part of the ICCJ 2021 virtual conference the Hungarian project "Talmud on Stage" offers an interactive improvisational theater performance on Sunday, June 27, 5 p.m. UTC (19:00, Warsaw), live streamed on Youtube. Join and enjoy "Pandemics Now and Then" and meet with the organizers and actors afterwards for a discussion.
"Talmud on Stage"
Pandemics Now and Then
The "Talmud on Stage Project" offers a very special session about pandemics from the Biblical times through the Talmudic era to our own days. The live online performance will be based on improved theater with a troupe of improv actors, including invited experts from the two faiths, and the participation of the audience.
The Talmud, the authoritative text of Jewish law, treated the Biblical texts with impressive intellectual boldness and creativity and adapted them to its then present circumstances. The Itt és Most (Right Here and Right Now) Company does the same: it reads and enacts the Talmudic stories from our perspective, while keeping the intrinsic feature of Talmudic stories, namely that one can never know where the stories start and end.
However we will kick off the performance with the question of the conference: When all this is over, how do we want the world to be different?, there is no promise for one right answer but many
Katalin Balogh (Hebraist, teacher of Biblical Hebrew at the Sapientia – College of Theology of Religious Orders) and
Zsuzsa Fritz (Jewish educator, Head of the Jewish Knowledge Center, JCC Budapest – Bálint Ház)
Actors: Here and Now Theater
Company feat. Impróka and Momentán
Following the performance you are invited to an informal get-together to share your impressions and to discuss with the crew of "Talmud on Stage". Log-in data to a virtual meeting room will be announced at the beginning and the end of the live-stream.
Talmud Not Only for Women – Talmud NOW and the Coordinating Committee for Christian-Jewish Cooperation of Austria
**Partners and sponsors:**
ICCJ, Itt és Most Theatre Company, Mozaik Jewish Community Hub, Coordinating Committee for Christian-Jewish Cooperation of Austria, Paideia – the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden