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Sunday, February 22 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Jon Stewart, Andy Borowitz and Bava Batra 12b: Prophets in Our Time?

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Are Jewish humorists the new prophets of our age? This frank and lively workshop will examine the growing influence of Jewish satirists in shaping our perceptions of the world, and why they engender more trust than conventional news sources, political leaders, and religious figures. We'll view examples of satirizing politicians and take a dubious view of world events from a Jewish perspective, discussing and debating some of the controversies engendered when Jewish comedians make Jewish issues the target of their wit.

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Marsha B. Cohen

Independent Scholar, Speaker and Writer, CAJE/Florence Melton School; Osher Life Long Learning; Inter Press Servicenter
Marsha B. Cohen, PhD, is a writer, lecturer and adult educator specializing in the role of religion in world affairs. A popular speaker and instructor at various local venues, she has been teaching for the Florence Melton School and has taught International Relations at Florida International University for over a decade. She is the co-author of The Gospel of Matthew and Judaic Traditions: A Relevance-Based Commentary, and writes regularly for... Read More →

Sunday February 22, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 120