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“The Matzo Ball Diaries,” reveals the delicious secret stories of food and home. Laugh and cry and discover the power of food to nourish, heal or move us to action. Among them you will hear the fascinating story of how the International House of Pancakes was started and learn the secret to making the best brisket ever! A must see for anyone who loves to eat! There is also a piece by Ron Wolfson, prolific writer in the Jewish world. Q & A to follow with cast (4) and artistic director. Run Time: 65 minutes

“The Art of Forgiveness,” is a powerful compilation of stories, plays, poems and performance art that asks what does it mean to forgive and why is it so darn hard to do it. A mother and daughter finally resolve years of destinies. Siblings suffer a terrible Hanukah celebration, but will there be forgiveness? These and more stories will make you laugh, cry and perhaps, even lead you to forgiveness. We have a piece by Cindy Chupack, writer for Sex In The City and now Modern Family. Q & A to follow. Run Time: 65 minute

Professor Yaakov Ariel’s lecture will focus on An Unexpected Enchantment: Evangelical Christians and Jews, which details the far-reaching repercussions of these relations from political realignments to Holocaust memory. His lecture will be followed by a Q-and-A.


Working broadly on Judaism in the Modern World, Professor Ariel is one of the foremost experts in Evangelical Christianity's attitudes towards the Jewish people and the Holy Land and on Christian-Jewish relations in the late modern era.


From 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. on the same day, Professor Ariel's broader work will also be featured in the Center's Fourth F’20 Lunch Research Colloquium (also on ZOOM). Like all colloquia, it is based on two pre-circulated publications by our guest that all participants will read before the start of the session.


These online programs are free of charge and open to the public. To get the link for either one of these ZOOM meetings, copies of the colloquium texts, and more information about these events, please contact the Center at 828.262.2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu


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