The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies and the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies Present:
Screening of the Academy-Award Nominated Film
its director/writer Joseph Cedar
on a panel with Profs. Eric Zakim (SLLC), Bernard Cooperman (History) and
Rachel Manekin (Jewish Studies)
panel discussion will commence at approximately 5:45
and Uriel Shkolnik are both eccentric professors, who have dedicated their
lives to their works in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn
purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work;
while his son, Uriel, is an up-and-coming star in the field who appears to feed
on accolades, endlessly seeking recognition. Then one day, the tables turn.
When Eliezer learns he is to be awarded the Israel Prize, the most valuable
honor for scholarship in the country, his vanity and desperate need for
validation are exposed. Uriel, meanwhile, is thrilled to see his father’s
achievements finally recognized but, in a darkly funny twist, is forced to
choose between the advancement of his own career and his father’s. Will he
sabotage his father’s glory?
EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
For more information, please visit www.jewishstudies.umd.edu