February 6, 2022    
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

On Sunday, February 6, come listen to a dramatic reading of Sir Arnold Wesker’s electrifying play, Blood Libel, which was commissioned to celebrate the opening of the Norwich Playhouse in England.

Set in 1144 Norwich, England, the play dramatizes the first appearance of an urban legend that has come to be known as a “blood libel.” Imagining that Jews kill innocent Christian children, the blood libel is a horrible invention, and Arnold Wesker’s play captures dramatically this moment when the blood libel was first created.

Among the actors are our own members, Marshall Weiss, Rabbi Melissa Crespy, and Dr. Miriamne Krummel.

We hope to see you there!

1:30 pm – a live performance by Wind in the Woods Early Music Ensemble of medieval instrumental music.
2:00 pm – the play begins.
Place: Beth Abraham Synagogue Sanctuary

Masks are required. Please enter through the upper doors.

This performance is made possible by the University of Dayton, the Association for Jewish Studies and Beth Abraham Synagogue.

The play will also be livestreamed through StreamSpot at The Playbill can be accessed here.

For those attending via Streamspot, the Association for Jewish Studies requests that you fill out and return this evaluation. You may return it via email or regular post.

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