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Screen & Talk

Sacred Sperm. The Centre's next Screen & Talk event includes the screening of 'Sacred Sperm' followed by a Q&A panel with Philip Alexander. It takes place in Manchester's new cultural venue HOME at 8.20pm on Weds 5 July. An eye-opening documentary explores one of the biggest taboos in Judaism. It offers daring exposure of the way parents and rabbis within the Orthodox Jewish community educate their male children to avoid spilling their sperm. Throughout the film, the director seeks a proper way to explain to his teenage son why he should keep this commandment perceived by many as unreasonable and even impossible to fulfill. The event also forms part of the Northern UK Jewish Studies Partnership's annual research collaboration and postgraduate training workshop. Further information.

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