Michael Lonsdale: “Witness of the Invisible”

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World Religions – Sunday September 27, 2020 – 11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Actor and comedian Michael Lonsdale passed away on September 21, 2020, at the age of 89, at the end of a career as long as it was eclectic. Sound archives from various encounters at his Parisian home shed light on the Christian faith that lived in this unclassifiable, enigmatic actor, whose best role will remain that of Brother Luc, in Xavier Beauvois’ film Men and gods, on the monks of Tibhirine.
Of artists, this mystic liked to say that they were “the witnesses of the Invisible”.

The Bitter Taste of Jewish Holidays 2020
Like Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur which begins Sunday evening (September 27, 2020) will have, this year, the bitter taste of the Covid with closed synagogues and meals in small groups. Testimonials from Catherine Dupeyron, a freelance journalist in Jerusalem, and David Meyer, rabbi in Canada.

The “Jews from elsewhere” with Edith Bruder
Contrary to popular belief, not all Jews are Ashkenazi or Sephardic. There are scattered small communities around the world that date back to Antiquity or, on the contrary, have emerged in recent decades. These communities can be found in unlikely places: in the Caucasus Mountains, India, China, the Caribbean, Cape Verde, Southern Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, etc. For the first time, these communities are brought together in the book Jews from elsewhere, forgotten diasporas, unique identities (Albin Michel).
It is the ethnologist Edith Bruder, specialist in African Judaism, who edited this collective work of nearly 500 pages which leads to question the usual vision of Jewish identity.

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