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New Sessions

These new sessions were all created for the Shalom Hartman 2019 summer programs. Last summer we were still mourning the passing in December 2018 of Amos Oz – this special keynote lecture may be perfect for people who love the great author’s writing as well as for those who need an introduction.

The tension between critic and loyalty inspired the other three lectures. They will help learners embrace a nuanced language when dealing with a less than perfect Israel alongside our commitment to it.

Israeli poets often turn to biblical sources for inspiration and metaphors.

Of all the biblical themes one could think of – the Binding of Isaac – the Akeida is the one most recurrent since the early years of Modern Hebrew poetry.

The sess...

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...

I am writing this because people I loved have died. I am writing this because when I was young I was full of the power of loving, and now that power of loving is dying. I do not want to die. Oz, Amos. My Michael: A Novel. 1968 Amos Oz –...

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