A Journey into Jewish Mysticism through Film and Stories with Mira Z Amiras


Thu Dec 08 2022 at 07:00 pm


The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life | Berkeley, CA

Malkah is an inquisitive girl, and her father’s attempts to teach her to read Torah result in more questions than answers. Those questions only grow in depth and complexity as Malkah herself matures, embracing a lifelong inquiry that begins with the aleph-bet and ventures into Jewish mystical texts, archaeological digs, ancient deities, and the very nature of existence.
That’s the intriguing premise of Mira Z Amiras’s book "Malkah’s Notebook: A Journey into the Mystical Aleph-Bet," a riveting, meditative volume enriched with beautiful artwork on every page by artist and scribe Josh Baum. At this immersive event, attendees will accompany Malkah on her profound journey, as Amiras introduces Malkah’s story through a conversation about her book as well as a screening of her award-winning short film, The Day Before Creation, a companion to the book.
We’re pleased to host this event at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life to honor the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Magnes co-founder Seymour Fromer. Fromer was Amiras’s father and a major influence on her book and film. Celebrate his legacy at this memorable screening and conversation that honors the tradition of Jewish mystical inquiry.
Mira Z Amiras will be interviewed by Dev Noily, Senior Rabbi at Kehilla Community Synagogue in Piedmont.
Tickets are $12 general admission, or free for Women Lit members.
Copies of Malkah’s Notebook, which makes an ideal keepsake or gift book, will be available for purchase from The Collective Book Studio. https://thecollectivebook.studio/

Where is it happening?

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life, 2121 Allston Way,Berkeley,CA,United States, Berkeley, United States

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Bay Area Book Festival

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