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Binding – The Akeida

 

 

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 session focuses on this painful theme and explores the different approaches Israeli poets; men and women alike, address it.

Some of the poems are very well known and I hope to be able to offer new insights. Others are more obscure yet very deserving of our attention.

While looking at Genesis 22 time and again, we will discover new facets of contemporary Israeli ץsociety and the issues it struggles with. 

 

 

 

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