Thu 30 Jul 2020 at 8:30pm - 9:45pm
Contact Sharon Berger ( 0438262120) for more information.
Join Shtisel actress Neta Riskin (Giti Weiss), alongside Shtisel co-creator Yehonatan Indursky and Jerusalem-based feminist activist Pnina Pfeuffer for a deep dive into Israel’s evolving Haredi community.
The discussion will delve into the world created by Indursky and Riskin, alongside the real life challenges of broadening the scope of what Haredi politics looks like today to define a new discourse that spans beyond social and economic challenges to include feminism, equality, and justice.
Award-winning Netflix drama Shtisel is one of the most important shows to come out of Israel in recent years. A vibrant world where Haredi protagonists are fully formed and fleshed-out characters who live out and contend with their most human desires in the Yiddish-tinged vernacular of contemporary Jerusalem.
A rapidly growing minority, the Ultra-Orthodox community in Israel comprises 12% of the population. While the right-wing has actively and deliberately courted Haredim, progressive Israelis are now working to create new partnerships with these communities. For any true path to partnership to be possible, something must transpire within progressive movements in Israel: to begin to view Haredim with all of the human complexity and inspiring multiplicity of any diverse community.
That is why Shtisel is so important.
Unfortunately we aren't able to share a recording of our event, but you can watch a similar discussion from earlier this year with co-creator Yehonatan Indursky, feminist Haredi activist Pnina Pfeuffer and NIF's vice president for public engagement Libby Lenkinski.
Photo credit for main image: Ohad Romano.