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25Feb
PORTUGUESE NIGHT
8:00 PM - 9:40 PM Center for Jewish History
Date: February 25, 2020 to February 25, 2020
Where: Center for Jewish History, 15 West Sixteenth Street, New York, New York, United States, 10011
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25 February 2020 8:00PM- Portuguese Night THE NUNS KADDISH Directed by Luís Ismael Portugal, 2019, 7 min Narrative Short Portuguese with English subtitles NY Première Synopsis: A heart-warming vignette that portrays a true story of interfaith kindness that took place in Porto, Portugal, in 1982, when two Catholic nuns observe a Jewish ritual, raising the spirituality of the two religions to a higher sense of universal brotherhood. During an unprecedented meeting in Porto, Portugal, in December 2019, the citys Catholic and Jewish communities presented a project to combat anti-Semitism and foster better relations. After the meeting, highlighting THE NUNS KADDISH, Pope Francis wrote to the Jewish community of Porto saying that he, Prays for the members of the community that they may always work together with the Church in a spirit of fraternity for the greater good of all men and wishes of great happiness to the community and all who belong to and guide it. Director bio: Luís Ismael is a Portuguese producer, director, and founder of the production company Lightbox, which is the largest film producer in Northern Portugal. SEFARAD is Luíss fifth feature film and recounts the story of the Jews in Portugal from 1496 until today. He is working with the Jewish community for which he has also produced THE NUNS KADDISH and the movie 1618 on the Inquisition. 8:10PM SEFARAD Directed by Luís Ismael Portugal, 2019, 90 min Narrative Feature Portuguese with English subtitles NY Première Long Synopsis: This epic and absorbing historical drama recounts the story of the Jews in Portugal since 1496, when King D. Manuel prohibited Judaism. Officially, the Jewish community disappears, although in many villages crypto-Judaism is kept alive. It is not until the end of the Inquisition in the nineteenth century that the Jews slowly begin to return to Portugal. A small community of Ashkenazi Jews settle in Porto, and they are joined by a Portuguese military officer. His mission is to find and
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