Jewish Book Festival Postponed Amid Crisis

Friday, Nov 16, 2012  |  Updated 8:31 AM EDT
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Jewish Book Festival Postponed Amid Crisis

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Etgar Keret poses with Camera d'Or award for his movie 'Meduzot' at the 60th International Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Award Ceremony at the Palais des Festivals during the 60th International Cannes Film Festival on May 27, 2007 in Cannes, France.

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The Mandell JCC has postponed the Jewish Book Festival, scheduled for Nov. 18, as escalating crisis in the Gaza Strip has prompted Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret to return home to be with his family.

The cross-border conflict poses the risk of war, according to NBC News.

There was a temporary cease fire, but that fell apart
  
The Mandell JCC plans to reschedule the event and tickets bought for the event will be honored on the new date/

If you would like a refund, call the Mandell JCC Box Office at 860-231-6316.
 
Keret has written several feature length screenplays, including Skin Deep (1996), which won First Prize at international film festivals and was awarded an Israeli Ophir film prize. Jellyfish won the Camera d'Or prize for best first feature at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival 2007.

Keret’s bestselling books have been published in 31 languages and 35 countries, and he has been featured in The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian, The Paris Review and Zoetrope.
 

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