• Topic: Culture, History, Israel
  • Duration: 8-10 sessions

Melton Course - Israeli Literature - 123RF

Encounter Israeli society through the pens of Israel’s leading writers, discovering voices that are original, frank, contemporary, and heartfelt. This 10-lesson course takes you on a literary journey offering a fresh and fascinating examination of Israeli society. Together, learners will read poetry and prose that is challenging and self-critical, gaining insights into the Israeli national psyche through written reflections on themes including longing for Zion, War, Peace, Immigration, Land and Identity. Learners will interpret, analyze, and simply appreciate the works of classic Israeli writers such as Leah Goldberg, Yehuda Amichai, Dalia Ravikovitch and Amos Oz, as well as voices from outside the mainstream that have emerged and paint a multidimensional picture of a proud and complex nation. Sign up today.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 - If I Forget Thee… Longing for Zion

Lesson 2 - Our Words:  Speak Hebrew!

Lesson 3 - Tel Aviv: The First Hebrew City

Lesson 4 - A Poet and His City: Amichai’s Jerusalem

Lesson 5 - The Trauma of the Shoah

Lesson 6 - From the Four Corners: Immigrants Write Themselves into Israeli Society

Lesson 7 - The Clash Between Land and Identities

Lesson 8 - Pro Patria Mori: War and Its Impact

Lesson 9 - Yearning For Peace

Lesson 10 - On a Personal Note

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