Arendt, Heidegger's tale comes to Tel Aviv

Savyon Librecht's new play at Beit Lessin tells the story of the stormy yet enduring love affair between Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt.

January 22, 2009 08:14
hannah arendt 88 298

hannah arendt 88 298. (photo credit: )


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Savyon Librecht's new play at Beit Lessin tells the story of the stormy yet enduring love affair between Martin Heidegger, one of the 20th century's most influential philosophers, and Hannah Arendt. It was Arendt who coined the phrase "the banality of evil," the title of her often-abused account of the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann. Librecht has called her play The Banality of Love. Arendt was Heidegger's student when the affair started. After the Nazis came to power in 1933, Arendt fled - but Heidegger joined the party. After the war, incredibly, Arendt renewed the link between them that ended only with her death in 1975. A prolific playwright, Librecht has twice won the Israel Theater Prize for, respectively, Am I Talking to You in Chinese? and Apples in the Desert. The Banality of Love opens January 30.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Sarah Silverman
August 26, 2014
Jewish women take home gold at 2014 Emmys