Night Words: A Midrash on the Holocaust

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This work, a liturgy on the Holocaust created for performance, is a compilation of selected liturgical, poetic, philosophical and biblical texts in Hebrew, Yiddish and English. Night Words requires 36 participants to take part in readings that last about 90 minutes, using writings from rabbinic, medieval, and modern literary sources to underscore the discussion, debate, and rage felt in attempting to understand the Shoah.
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 36 M/F

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Original or Prominent Production: Salt Lake City, April 1994
Original Source Material: A compilation of selected liturgical, poetic, philosophical and biblical texts in Hebrew, Yiddish and English.
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Original Language: English
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B’nai B’Rith Hillel Foundations 1971, first edition; Night Words has entered its fifth edition, was adapted into Hebrew, and was recently reissued by CLAL.

 

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