The Paradesi Jews of India, A Discussion with Josh Korenblat: An Open to the Sky Event
Designer and writer Josh Korenblat spent part of his summer with some of the last Paradesi Jews of India. He will lead a talk and discussion about Jewish-India connections and Hindu-Jewish connections.
Open to the Sky is a reimagining of the ancient Jewish holiday of Sukkot. A sukkah (pronounced sue-kah) is a sand mandala of a building, open to the sky and used for seven days around the time of the fall harvest and then dismantled. It's rickety and tenuous, creating the illusion of permanence and highlighting the impermanence of everything. For more information about the holiday and Open to the Sky, please click here.
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