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All sessions are offered in both Hebrew and English

Whistle blowing, telling kings as well as the whole people of Israel off, is a truly sacred Jewish tradition. Chastising, and punishing the prophets for their painful words of truth is equally rooted in our tradition.

In our times, poets and writers took it upon themsel...

This session is considered by many as the “Rachel Korazim 101” – namely the best to start your exploration into the world of Israeli poetry.

The core Zionist narrative of Israel presents an unbroken unwavering connection between the people of Israel and its land. True a...

This session requires a projector, and speakers.

This session presents a sensitive yet very real theme in Israeli literature: The fact that even the most ardent Zionist immigrants had difficulties adjusting to the new land. Through prose and poetry of Rachel, Lea Goldbe...

This session requires a projector and speakers.

Based on one of the first paragraphs of Israel’s Declaration of Independence, this session offers a chronological exploration of the longing to Zion and meetings with its reality.

Popular songs and poetry put to music will...

This session is best suited for the opening or conclusion of an Israel trip – if your group is under 25 participants, we can have it in my home in Jaffa.

The Zionist movement had created more than one narrative of the connections between the Jewish people and the Land o...

This session, based on works by Y. H. Brenner and S. Y. Agnon, challenges main stream narratives that we all share, about the early Aliyot. All those pioneers were supposedly engaged in agricultural work, adopting new Israeli identities, sun tanned and courageous. Thro...

The physical encounter between new immigrants and the land of Israel has created a number of conflicting or complementing impression. This session will move us from the first day of Yitzhak Kumer, Agnon’ s main protagonist in Only Yesterday through Leah Goldberg’s seek...

Beyond the immediate, physical, encounter with the land, Jews living in the land of Israel have to face the proximity of the holy. This is after all, “The Holy Land”, or rather ארץ הקודש, the Land of the holy. This session explores four very different attitudes or appr...

Life in Israel, unfortunately, always entails the need to sacrifice one’s own life or that of beloved ones. Israeli literature on this aspect of reality, as well as identity, is rich and varied. From the early pre-state years to the latest literary reaction to the neve...

This session is based on Amos Oz’s novel: A tale of Love and Darkness.

It focuses on the first few chapters of the book all based in the neighborhood of Mekor Baruch, where the writer had spent his early years. His notions of home and homeland as they develop in his chi...

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