Tags: pogrom

Kiddush HaShem [קידוש השם]

The Middle Ages are a dark time for Jews, forcing many to tragically sacrifice their lives for God, guarding their Judaism (Kiddush HaShem). Many communities are wiped out all over Europe. The play focuses on heroic aspects of the 1648 pogrom in Ukraine.

The Ceremony

Takes place during one day, at a commemorative ceremony for a horrific massacre perpetrated in 1941 in the small town of Jedwabne, by the town’s Polish inhabitants on their Jewish neighbors.

The Pangs of the Messiah

Written by a well-known Reform rabbi and scholar of Jewish religion and literature, this one-act play is set in a small Jewish house of worship in Eastern Europe during the Holocaust. Threatened with the destruction of their community, the Jews prevent the Nazis' imminent pogrom.