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We All Fall Down : A Conversation with Ruth Langer

2/9/2020 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
2:00pm

After the 2pm matinee on February 9 of We All Fall Down, stay for a post-show conversation with Professor of Theology and Associate Director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College, Ruth Langer.

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Ruth Langer is Professor of Jewish Studies in the Theology Department at Boston College and Associate Director of its Center for Christian-Jewish Learning. She received her Ph.D. in Jewish Liturgy in 1994 and her rabbinic ordination in 1986 from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She writes and speaks in two major areas: the development of Jewish liturgy and ritual; and Christian-Jewish relations. Her book, Cursing the Christians?: A History of the Birkat HaMinim (Oxford University Press, 2012), combines these two interests, tracing the transformations of a Jewish prayer that was, until modernity, a curse of Christians.

She is also author of

To Worship God Properly: Tensions between Liturgical Custom and Halakhah in Judaism, published in 1998 (Hebrew Union College Press). This book examines the interplay between liturgical law and custom in the medieval world, investigating the tensions between rabbinic dictates and the actual practices and understandings of the community. Most recently, she published Jewish Liturgy: A Guide to Research (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), an annotated bibliography of over 1000 entries of English-language studies of Jewish liturgy accessible to those from outside the Jewish Studies world. She also co-edited Liturgy in the Life of the Synagogue (Eisenbrauns, 2005) and has published a long list of articles.

 

We All Fall Down

by Lila Rose Kaplan | Directed by Melia Bensussen
Extended by popular demand | Jan. 10 – Feb. 16, 2020
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont St.

Linda and Saul Stein still live in the Westchester home where they raised their two beautiful daughters. But when Saul unexpectedly retires, Linda summons the family to celebrate Passover for the first time in decades. Linda tends slightly toward the theatrical (okay, a lot), and their family has never been particularly religious (okay, not at all). So their comic attempts to bring the Seder to life go from riotous to heartwrenching in this play from Huntington Playwriting Fellow and Somerville resident Lila Rose Kaplan, directed by Obie Award winner Melia Bensussen. Can this family come together, or will an age-old tradition tear them apart?

Approximate run time: We All Fall Down plays in approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes with no intermission.



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