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A fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, Yair Lipshitz is currently completing a doctorate at Tel Aviv University on the body as a hermeneutical site for Jewish textual culture in theater and drama. He is a lecturer in the Theater Department of Tel Aviv University and at Alma College for Hebrew Culture in Tel Aviv

His book, The Holy Tongue, Comedy’s Version: Intertextual Dramas on the Stage of “A Comedy of Betrothal,” is forthcoming from Bar-Ilan University Press, as part of the “Hermeneutics and Culture” series. From 2005-2006, Yair served as a Scholar in Residence at Paideia – the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden.

He is also a published playwright, working with Jewish cultural sources in his work. His play, A Moment of Relief, was included in the Hebrew anthology New Voices in Israeli Drama (2006).

Yair Lipshitz


Nov 25, 2009

‘The Comedy of Betrothal,’ written in the 16th century in the style of Italian Renaissance comedy, is full of sexual innuendo and sophisticated plays on words, together with verse fragments from the Bible and Talmudic texts

Jul 13, 2009

Watching Cellcom’s new pastoral, jovial, disturbing commercial about a soccer ball kicked over the Separation Fence I fear Israel may have lost too much in its wayward quest for fun

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