New Jerusalem, a Play By David Ives
In 17th Century Amsterdam, members of the Jewish community were tolerated by the town council on the condition that they refrained from discussing religion with Christians. Into this world comes Baruch de Spinoza, a brilliant young philosopher who openly questions the nature of God and reality.
New Jerusalem, by David Ives, opens the temple doors and chronicles the playwright's take on Spinoza’s interrogation by representatives of the synagogue and a Christian leader. It’s a courtroom drama that will have you on the edge of your seat, rooting for intellectual freedom.