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EVENING WITH ACTOR MARK FEUERSTEIN
Williamstown, 8-9:30 p.m.

Williams College will host a talk titled "Jewish Identity in the Media" with actor and producer Mark Feuerstein, who has received critical acclaim for his roles in feature film, television, and theater. Best known for his lead role as Dr. Hank Lawson in the TV series "Royal Pains," for which he directed many episodes, he also co-created with his wife, Dana Klein, the CBS television show "9JKL," in which he also starred. Feuerstein’s talk at Williams College will take place in Paresky Auditorium.


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TALK ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Lenox, 4 p.m.

The Lenox Library Distinguished Lecture Series will host Francis Moriarty presenting a talk titled "US-China Relations: What Choices Do We Have?" at the library. Moriarty’s career, which began in Pittsfield at the sports desk of the Berkshire Eagle, would take him to San Francisco, Beirut and Berlin, but his longest stint was in Hong Kong. His first day on the job was April 15, 1989, the day senior mainland official Hu Yaobang died. Hu’s death helped spark the pro-democracy demonstrations that would lead to the Tiananmen massacre. Moriarty covered the demonstrations in Hong Kong, where tens of thousands of people protested outside the then-offices of the Xinhua News Agency in solidarity with the demonstrators in Beijing.


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AUTHOR TALK | ILAN STAVANS
Amherst, 2:00 PM
“The Seventh Heaven”  Internationally renowned essayist and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans spent five years traveling from across a dozen countries in Latin America, in search of what defines the Jewish communities in the region, whose roots date back to Christopher Columbus's arrival. In the tradition of V.S. Naipaul's explorations of India, the Caribbean, and the Arab World, he came back with an extraordinarily vivid travelogue. Stavans talks to families of the desaparecidos in Buenos Aires, to "Indian Jews," and to people affiliated with neo-Nazi groups in Patagonia. He also visits Spain to understand the long-term effects of the Inquisition, the American Southwest habitat of "secret Jews," and Israel, where immigrants from Latin America have reshaped the Jewish state.Tickets: Suggested donation: $5   Ticket link: https://secure2.convio.net/nybc/site/ConsProfileUser?NEXTURL=http%3A%2F%2Fsupport.yiddishbookcenter.org%2Fsite%2FCalendar%2F1768245156%3Fview%3DDetail%26amp%3Bid%3D7951  
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