24 2018

JTS in the Berkshires - Dr. Raymond Scheindlin - Gardens of the Golden Age

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Co. 70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Contact Myrna Hammerling

For medieval Spanish Jewry, the garden was a place of tranquility, where members of elite society could enjoy each other’s company, drink wine, listen to music, and recite poetry. For the philosophically-minded poet, the pleasures of the garden provide a moment for reflection on the brevity of life, yet for the religiously-minded poet, the garden is a lure that diverts people from serious activities to worldly pleasures. We will read and discuss selections of poetry (in English translation) that explore these complementary and conflicting values. $25 - Register at

This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires