The film premiere of “Zalmen or The Madness of God” by Elie Wiesel took place Friday at Carnegie Hall, under the auspices of the United Jewish Appeal. More than 2000 Jewish leaders attended this special preview, which was a highlight of the UJA’s National Conference. “Zalmen or The Madness of God,” Wiesel’s mystical drama of one rabbi’s impassioned rebellion against religious persecution in Russia in the 1950’s stars Joseph Weisman as the rabbi and is performed by Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage Company. The play received great critical acclaim last year during its stage production. Wiesel has devoted all proceeds of the play to the New York Conference on Soviet Jewry.
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