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Are we still justifying violence in defense of purity of faith?
YOU will decide!


Kol HaLev
Cleveland's Reconstructionist Jewish Community
presents

THE PEOPLE vs. The Maccabees - A theatrical mock trial and interfaith panel discussion - Sunday, April 17, 2016, 7:30pm, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Courtroom, 1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio

Tickets $30 - $125 ON SALE NOW!

Premium Seats $125
includes seats close to the action and admission to the private post-show dessert reception with the cast

Main Floor Rear and Front Balcony Seats $60

Rear Balcony $30 / Students $15


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GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY?

The Maccabean revolt is often described as a war for religious freedom; it was, more fundamentally,
an intra-cultural struggle turned violent, between subsets of the Jewish community who vehemently disagreed
whether and how much to assimilate into the predominant Hellenistic culture.

The People vs The Maccabees, takes a fresh look at the acts of Judas Maccabeus and family through a contemporary lens.
Are the Maccabees guilty of some of the same crimes we ascribe to modern-day groups who advocate
a rigid interpretation of a religion that leads to the justification of horrendous acts of violence?

YOU, the audience, is the jury for this provocative court room drama,
and YOU will decide The Maccabees' fate!

Listen rapt to the arguments for the defense and prosecution, cast your ballot, then engage with our panel
of religious thought leaders as they wrestle with the social and ethical implications of this formative tale.


Meet our all-star cast:

Presiding Judge: The Honorable Dick Ambrose, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Counsel for the Defense: Lee Fisher, Interim Dean, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and former Attorney General and Lt. Governor of Ohio
Prosecuting Attorney: Steven M. Dettelbach, Partner, BakerHostetler and former U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio
Our Interfaith Panelists: Rabbi Steve Segar, Kol HaLev, Cleveland’s Reconstructionist Jewish Community

Sister Lisa Marie Belz, OSU, PhD, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Ursuline College

Imam Ramez Islambouli, Professor of Islamic Studies at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University, and President, Uqbah Mosque Foundation of Cleveland

Panel Moderator: The Reverend Leah C.K. Lewis, Ordained minister, activist, writer, producer, and owner, TheSoulFilledEntrepreneur.com (forthcoming)

ATTORNEYS:
CLE credit pending for this event through Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Available in all seating sections. See details when ordering. Check back here soon for downloadable CLE materials!


The People vs. Moses sponsors


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