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Shtisel: The Netflix Hit Series and an Inside Look at Ultra-Orthodox Life
The long awaited Season 3 of the Israeli drama series “Shtisel” has just debuted. The internationally acclaimed series introduced, for the first time, the Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Jewish community in Jerusalem and provided an insider’s view into their daily lives and their interaction with the secular majority around them. Join us to get a glimpse at the real world behind the popular series. Moderator: Anat Balint, Jewish Studies Program, San Jose State University. Each meeting will conclude in Q&A.

4/28, 10am: Dr. Tomer Persico

Dr. Tomer Persico is the Koret Visiting Assistant Professor at the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, a Senior Research Scholar at the UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Shalom Hartman Institute Bay Area Scholar in Residence. He is a frequent commentator in the media and holds a popular blog. Persico will promote knowledge on Orthodox Jews, which strictly observe Jewish Halacha and isolates from the internet and any mainstream media. This program will be recorded.

5/5, 10am: Yehonatan Indursky

Meet Yehonatan Indursky, the co-writer of “Shtisel” and the creator of several other highly acclaimed films on ultra-orthodox Jews. He is a graduate of the elite ultra-Orthodox Ponevezh Yeshiva, and later a top alum of the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School. This program can not be recorded.

Congregation Shir Hadash, Temple Emanu-el, Congregation Sinai, Congregation Beth David, Consulate general of Israel, Jewish Silicon Valley and the Jewish Studies Program at SJSU are pleased to bring this program to you.
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