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New Jerusalem 

When: Wed., April 4, 7:30 p.m., Thu., April 5, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 7, 8 p.m., Sun., April 8, 2 p.m., Wed., April 11, 7:30 p.m., Thu., April 12, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 14, 8 p.m., Sun., April 15, 2 p.m., Wed., April 18, 7:30 p.m., Thu., April 19, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 21, 8 p.m. and Sun., April 22, 2 p.m. 2018
Phone: 314-442-3283
Price: 41-44
The true story of Jewish philosopher Baruch de Spinoza who was excommunicated from the Jewish community of Amsterdam in the 1600’s in order to keep the peace for that city’s Jews. Amsterdam’s Sephardic Jews had made a fatal arrangement with the city: They agreed to police their own community for unorthodox beliefs. When the city accuses Spinoza of atheism, Chief Rabbi Mortera must summon Spinoza to the synagogue to defend himself – a historical event that shook up not only the entire Jewish community of Amsterdam, but changed Spinoza’s and Mortera’s lives—and all of Western thought—irrevocably. An engrossing historical drama.


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