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Mechitza Musings

David Stern

Monday 9:45 AM–11:00 AM Manhattan Theater

Identity & Responsibility, Interactive, Ritual & Prayer

How does the mechitza (partition or division) and the role of men and women in your Jewish community interact with 21st century cultural and societal norms? Whichever side of the mechitza you sit on, please come and share your thoughts. During this session, the presenter will share research and screen clips from his upcoming documentary film on egalitarian and non-egalitarian Jewish communities.

David Stern

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David Stern, who hails from London, England, has been involved with Limmud for 3 years and just sat on the 2009 UK Limmud Conference team. He graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BA (HONS.) in Film and Television Studies, specializing in the sociological and political impact of media texts on the world around us. He currently studies full-time at Yeshivat Hadar, a halakhic, non-denominational Yeshiva in New York City.

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