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Benjamin Rubin

eBenBrandeis
Poet, playwright
Toronto


Benjamin Rubin, a Toronto lawyer by trade, was Festival Chair of Limmud Toronto 2018. Under his pen name, eBenBrandeis, he composes poetry, lyrics and YouTube video poems. He has edited and published a book of contemporary Jewish humor, translated from the Hebrew an autobiography of life in pre-war Pinsk, Poland, and was the creator of NewHouseOfIsrael, an online Zionist conceptual art project. Having lived in Israel for four years, he has maintained a special interest in Israeli contemporary music, and has an abiding interest in the Golden Age of Hebrew poets from medieval Spain. His play, “Golden Age Travel” about the 12th century Hebrew poet and philosopher, Yehuda HaLevi, travelling through time, visiting current day Toronto, was performed in January 2020.
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