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The Blessing of a Broken Heart

an award-winning play by Todd Salovey

based on the award-winning book by

Sherri Mandell

directed by Yael Valier

designed by John Krug

in cooperation with

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presenting...

Photo credit, Assaf Peri, 2020

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For more information about the cast, speakers,

crew and making of this production, go to the production page, HERE.

Sherri Mandell wrote a heartrending and hope-giving book in the year after her son Koby's murder. Todd Salovey's play brings that year searingly to life. 

The Blessing of a Broken Heart opens on January 11th, 2022, in Jerusalem's Khan Theater and goes on to show in Gush Etzion, Beit Shemesh, Ra'anana and Modi'in. Todd Salovey’s play, based on Sherri Mandell’s National Jewish Book Award-winning book, won the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award. It tells the true story of Sherri’s journey with and through grief after her son Koby’s vicious murder during the Second Intifada.

Each performance is followed by an interview with a guest scholar. We will be discussing the big issues of good and evil, faith and doubt, the benevolence--or otherwise--of God, and human resilience. 

 

ENTRANCE TO PERFORMANCES ARE ONLY WITH A TAV YAROK!

 Dates, cities, speakers:

January 11, Khan Theater, Jerusalem, Sherri Mandell

January 12, Khan Theater, Jerusalem, R' Seth Mandell

January 18, Ulam Einan, Kenyon Azrieli, Modi'in, R' Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo

January 19, Center Stage Theater, Ra'anana, Tanya White

January 20, Center Stage Theater, Ra'anana, R' David Lapin

January 23, Eshkol Pais, Beit Shemesh, guest TBA

January 27, Heichal Hatarbut, Gush Etzion, Sherri and R' Seth Mandell

For more information about Blessing -- dates and locations, background, cast, crew, speakers, and documentary -- click here.

Rehearsal and performance scenes from current and previous productions

Photo credit, Avrah Levine, 2018
Photo credit, Avrah Levine, 2018

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Photo credit, Karen Feldman, 2021
Photo credit, Karen Feldman, 2021

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Photo credit, Chana Goldstein, 2017
Photo credit, Chana Goldstein, 2017

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Photo credit, Avrah Levine, 2018
Photo credit, Avrah Levine, 2018

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