Out of hiding

Using musical theater to tell the dark story of Spain’s Jews.

By RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER
October 31, 2018 18:24
Out of hiding

The cast of ‘HIDDEN: The Secret Jews of Spain’ – 65 women from ages 10 to 70.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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Ultimately, they went in a decidedly non-biblical direction. Macales told In Jerusalem, “I Googled ‘Jewish heroines’ in hopes that we’d be inspired by one of the search results. And in fact we were, but not directly.

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