The Hebrews: Zelda. A Simple Woman

dir. Yair Qedar, Israel 2015, 55 min, documentary, bio

She published her first book of poetry at the age of 53 and became a prominent figure in the field of Hebrew literature. Niece of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, living alone in Jerusalem, writing poems of pieces of paper, surrounded by a small court of lovers and admirers. Through never-seen before archival footage and meetings with her loves and friends (Amos Oz, Chava Alberstein), the film gently sketches a portrait of the first religious female poet Zeldy Mishḳovsḳi.

Q&A with the filmmaker Yair Qedar, moderated by Lihi Nagler.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: The Center for Yiddish Culture

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Language: Hebrew, English. Subtitles: Polish and English.

24.11.2019, SUNDAY, POLIN Museum, 4:00 PM

ADMISSION IS FREE. FREE TICKETS CAN BE PICKED UP at the POLIN Museum on the day of the screening.

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