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IN PERSON: Measuring Mourning: A Ritual for Loss

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Discover the recently-resurfaced Ashkenazi women’s tradition of feldmestn—the practice of measuring ancestors’ burial places with candlewick, later burnt for the living and the dead.

Can this two-century-old Eastern European Jewish tradition help us grapple with contemporary catastrophes, as well as old displacements, genocides, and assimilation? When we do not know where our people are buried, what do we measure? Brown will share some of her own art practice and conclude with an open-ended maker space. Participants will have an opportunity to work with materials, including wick, to measure and reflect.

  • When
  • February 15, 2024
    3:00 pm
  • Where
  • Coupeville Library
    788 NW Alexander St Coupeville, WA 98239 United States
  • Host
  • Coupeville Library
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