Meet the creator of Shtisel on zoom

June 22, 2020 by A J-Wire community service announcement
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As part of its successful online interviews with international and Australian writers, the Shalom Sydney Jewish Writers Festival is thrilled to present author, screenwriter, filmmaker and creator of Shtisel Ori Elon.

Shtisel, which won 17 Israeli Academy Awards but Ori Elon = also co-wrote SrugimThe AttacheAutonomies and hilarious comedy The Conductor.  His collection of short stories, The Invisible Show, won the Israeli Ministry of Culture Best Novel award. He is also the author of several successful children’s books, some of which were written for PJ Library. Elon is a graduate of the Ma’aleh School of Television, Film and the Arts in Jerusalem, and he comes from an eminent Jerusalem family – his mother is author Emuna Elon and his late father was Rabbi Binyamin Elon, a former Knesset member.

Ori will be interviewed by Rabbi Elhanan Miller of the ACT Jewish community. Rabbi Miller is the former Arab affairs correspondent for the Times of Israel and regularly comments on Israeli politics for Al-Jazeera, BBC, and Israel’s public broadcaster Kan. His opinion articles have appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Miller serves as research fellow at the Forum for Regional Thinking, specializing in Palestinian politics. He holds a master’s degree in Middle East history and Islamic Studies from Hebrew University and is fluent in English, Hebrew, Arabic, French and Yiddish. His online initiative, People of the Book, educates Muslim and Arab audiences about Jewish practice and culture through short videos disseminated on social media and have garnered millions of views.

Ori Elon shares an exclusive interview with Elhanan Miller on Wednesday 24th June at 8pm. This interview will not be recorded.

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