59. Messages from Sinai - Learnings from Auschwitz
Israeli poetry was always and still is, a major source for shaping personal as well as national conduct. This session will focus on two major sources of inspiration for modern Israel: TANA”CH and the Holocaust.
Our quest will start with the very early pre- state days immediately following the Holocaust when the lessons seemed clear and unequivocal all the way to more nuanced options of recent years.
In Biblical lore we will learn from exemplary figures but will also listen to Amalek. It will be an emotional as well as a lyrical rollercoaster; facing some challenging, even disturbing readings of well-known ancient texts.
The session is enhanced by a PowerPoint presentation but can be done as purely text based, with no technological aids.