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Jahlit 2017 - Menasche

The Betsy Hotel
Event organized by The Betsy Hotel

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Yiddish is Coming, Yiddish is Coming: A Screening of Menashe
Introduction and Audience Talk Back will be Hosted by Dr. Asher Milbauer and Dr. Holli Levitsky
"A powerful work of human drama" … in Yiddish (The Atlantic, 2017)

Deep in the heart of New York's notoriously secretive Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a good-hearted but somewhat hapless grocery store clerk, struggles against tradition to keep custody of his only son after his wife passes away. Directed by Joshua Weinstein. in Yiddish and English.

Presented as part of the 23rd Annual Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Conference. Public programs are underwritten by The Betsy - South Beach, The Knight Foundation, and PG Family Foundation for 2017. Public programs are free, but you must register to attend.

The community is also invited to purchase access to the entire conference for a fee of $50 per day. See jahlit.com for tickets and access for scholar-presenters.