The People vs" – Kol HaLev's Biblical Mock Trials
"Riveting!" Intellectually playful! "Transformative!"
"Educational and entertaining at the same time!"
"The most thought-provoking discussion of a religious subject I've ever seen."
Our audiences agree!
Kol HaLev's mock trials are an exciting dramatic look at the ethical and legal issues underneath our beloved bible stories.
At each trial, an all-star legal, religious, civic, and academic cast puts a biblical character on trial (to date, we've tried King David, Eve, Abraham, Joseph's Brothers, and Moses). The role of the jury is played by the audience, which decides the defendants' guilt or innocence.
Announcing our 2017 trial
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7:30 pm
The People vs. The Maccabees
The audience is the jury for this entertaining, live court room drama and interfaith dialogue. Join us for this dramatic, live courtroom battle, as Kol HaLev and a cast of legal, religious, and academic all-stars take a fresh look at the acts of Judas Maccabeus and family through a contemporary lens.
Tickets on sale February 1. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS and more info.
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Want a taste of the excitement of our mock trials? Listen to the recordings!
- 2016 Trial: The People vs. Moses
- 2014 Trial: The People vs. Joseph's Brothers
- 2013 Trial: The People vs. Abraham
- Bonus: Abraham: The Man and the Myth A special adult education session with Dr. Peter Haas
- 2012 Trial: The People vs. Eve
- 2011 Trial: The People vs. King David
Our thanks to 90.3 WCPN / ideastream® for their generous support of this series, including the audio recording and rebroadcasts of each trial.