Saturday Nite at the Movies: God on Trial, a Library Committee One-Book Mishkan Event

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Sat, 03/25/2017 - 7:00pm

This BBC made-for-TV movie, dramatizes a trial conducted by inmates in an Auschwitz barracks where God is accused of breaking his covenant with the Jewish people. Although there is no firm evidence that such a trial ever happened, Elie Wiesel claimed to have seen something like it in the camp, and he based his play, The Trial of God, on this experience. (Wiesel’s play was set in Ukraine in the 1600’s, after a pogrom.)  This year’s One Book Mishkan selection is The Radical American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan.  We chose this movie to pair with our One Book since it examines a number of traditional Jewish views of God that Kaplan also interrogates. Refreshments served; suggested donation:  $5.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Please use the upper-level parking lot; that's the only door we'll have open

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