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Holocaust memorials to be conducted in Yiddish.

April 15, 2007 09:29
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Cameri to host Holocaust tribute Mayor Ron Huldai will join Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau and actors from the city's Cameri Theater Sunday evening for a musical and theatrical tribute to victims of the Holocaust. Theater actors Ola Schorr-Selektar, Ido Mosri and Yiftah Klein will participate with Cantor Haim Eldar in "Testimony," an artistic and musical memorial to victims of the Shoah, with the theater set to display drawings and other works of art by survivors. The evening's program begins at 8 p.m., with entry passes and information available through the Cameri and at the municipality Web site, JPost Staff Memorials to be conducted in Yiddish Though a plurality of Holocaust victims were Yiddish speakers, rare is the Holocaust memorial conducted in the language of eastern European Jewry. Those victims and their language will be honored this year with two Holocaust Remembrance Day performances, one in Jerusalem and the other in Tel Aviv. The Yiddishpiel Theater will perform Through Roses, a piece written by pianist and composer Marek Neikrug, near the holiday's start, Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Tel Aviv's ZOA House. The show is being helmed by Yiddishpiel director and Holocaust survivor Shmuel Atzmon, and will be accompanied by eight members of the Israel Chamber Orchestra. The play tells the story of a Jewish violinist making his way to a performance in Berlin after the war, and how he is haunted by memories of previous train trips across Europe. The second Yiddish-language memorial will take place at 8:30 p.m. Monday at Yung Yiddish in Jerusalem, with readings and images collected under the title "Remembering the Destruction of European Jewry." Greer Fay Cashman Writers' conference begins Monday Kisufim, the largest-ever conference of Jewish writers in Israel, kicks off Monday as part of celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of S.Y. Agnon's Nobel Prize for literature. Writers working in at least 10 languages - Serbian, Hebrew and Ladino among them - will gather at Jerusalem's Avi Chai House for the four-day event, which will feature readings, master classes and organized "encounters" between writers exploring Jewish themes in different parts of the world. The convention, named for its Hebrew acronym - in English, the Jerusalem Conference of Jewish Writers - is the result of work organizers including author and former cabinet member Natan Sharansky and prize-winning Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld. JP staff

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