The Scribe

Written and performed by Jesse Bernstein

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m.

View the ONLINE PERFORMANCE that kicks off the National Tour of this critically acclaimed show! Directed by Deborah Baer Mozes.

“I put it together, this holy, sacred text. I made it what it is.” So begins the tale of the Scribe who put together the first Torah. In ancient Jerusalem, Ezra and Nehemiah assign the reluctant Scribe with a task intended to save the Children of Israel. But before he can reconcile the multiple and conflicting source texts into the Torah we know today, the Scribe must first confront his own doubts, his people’s history and his longing for the good-old-days of exile in Babylon. Hear the (maybe) true tale of how “in the beginning” really began!

The performance will be followed by a Q&A with Jesse Bernstein.

In partnership with the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University; and Theatre Ariel, in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.


The Scribe says he did. But historians, archaeologists and theologians have their own perspectives. Join us with a panel of Biblical scholars (Shawna Dolansky, PhD; Alison Joseph, PhD, and Sarah Shectman, PhD, when they discuss the intellectual and theological debates on Biblical authorship, the evidence in support of these different interpretations, and their own responses to the claims made by The Scribe.