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Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

Hosted By: Park Avenue Synagogue

Ace reporter, celebrated playwright, taboo-busting novelist, and “the greatest of American screenwriters” (according to the New Yorker), Ben Hecht wrote the Hollywood we know today. In this exploration of Hecht’s life and work, we’ll explore his most notable screenplays, as well as his role as an outspoken crusader for Jewish communities around the world. Whatever the outrage he stirred, this renaissance man and self-declared “child of the century” came to embody much that defined America — especially Jewish America — in his time. Save 30% + free shipping on Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures by Adina Hoffman. Use code HECHT at checkout at https://www.jewishlives.org/books/benhecht.

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Adina Hoffman

Adina Hoffman is an award-winning essayist and biographer. The author of four books, including Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City and My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century, she lives in Jerusalem and New Haven.
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Park Avenue Synagogue

Through spirited prayer, study, observance and acts of kindness we aspire to foster deep connections with each other, our Torah, our God, the people and State of Israel and our shared humanity. In practicing a Judaism filled with love, literacy, reverence, compassion, and joy, we strive to make our ancient tradition compelling and welcoming to contemporary Jewry and to serve as a light unto our fellow Jews and the nations.
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