The Jews Are Coming: Biblical Satire and Modern Israeli Culture
Throughout modern Israeli history, satire has evolved as a powerful and ubiquitous outlet for social, religious and political commentary. Ha'Yehudim Ba'im (The Jews Are Coming) is an Israeli satirical TV show that first aired in 2014 and turns to the Holy Bible, the Jewish past and other themes in Zionist/Israeli history to tease and provoke contemporary Israel. Often sparking controversy, this show touches on many sensitive subjects and polemics.
Join us for a special event with Professors Sarah Baker, Marc Brettler, Shai Ginsburg and Eli Sperling as we watch clips of Ha'Yehudim Ba'im and unpack some of the major themes present in the show discussing what they tell us about contemporary Israel.