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“The Strange Dreams of Rabbi Wechsler”

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Langman, Peter Fabbri (American playwright, psychologist, 1960-____), “The Strange Dreams of Rabbi Wechsler,”

a 10-minute drama in English set Artist's studio in London, 1846,


; • © 2005 by Peter Fabbri Langman; • in Peter Fabbri Langman’s The Strange Dreams of Rabbi Wechsler (Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from Peter Fabbri Langman, 18 South 25th Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104, U.S.A., e-mail peterlangman@yahoo.com, telephone (home) 610-740-9449, (work) 610-799-7777. • Cited by Peter Fabbri Langman via ftp December 8, 2005; Langman says,

§ Dramatis Personae Hile Wechsler (m), 35, rabbi Clara Wechsler (f), 35, his wife Rebecca Wechsler (f), 18, his daughter, Rabbi Hirsch (m), 40, his friend.

§ Synopsis “Clara and Rebecca try desperately to convince Rabbi Hirsch of the accuracy of Rabbi Wechsler's dreams. Hirsch, though sympathetic, dismisses the dreams. Then Rabbi Wechsler speaks to Rabbi Hirsch about these dreams of Jewish devastation. Rabbi Hirsch cannot believe that they are messages from God as Wechsler claims. Wechsler, aware that people will think he's a lunatic, tries to persuade Hirsch to put his name on the pamphlet to increase its credibility. Hirsch refuses and tells Wechsler that, even if the pamphlet is published, no one will listen.

§ Comment "A 19th century Jew, Rabbi Wechsler, had prophetic dreams of events in his daily life. Then he began having dreams that told of an inexpressible hatred of Jews that would take root in Germany and spread through Europe in an effort to exterminate the Jews. He decided to write a pamphlet to publicize his dreams to warn the Jews of what was coming. • One scene."

§ Themesantisemitism, dreams, Germany, hatred, historical, Holocaust, Jewish, Jews, prophecy, rabbis.

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