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

Melton Course - Israeli Literature - iStock

Encounter Israeli society through the pens of Israel’s leading writers, discovering voices that are original, contemporary, and honest. This 10-part course takes you on a literary journey offering a fresh and fascinating examination of Israeli society since the birth of the State in 1948.  Together, learners will read poetry and prose that is challenging and self-critical, gaining great insights into the Israeli national psyche through written reflections on Israel’s mythical origins. Sharing literary insights is a joy of this highly interactive course, throughout which learners will interpret, analyze, and simply appreciate the works of well-known and lesser- known Israeli authors, such as Yehuda Amichai, Dalia Ravikovitch and Amos Oz, whose words paint a multidimensional picture of a proud nation. Sign up today.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 - If I Forget Thee… Longing for Zion

Lesson 2 - Hebrew or Jewish? Speaking in Tongues

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 - Pro Patria Mori – War and Its Impact

Lesson 7 - Women’s Writing

Lesson 8 - The Clash Between Land and Identities

Lesson 9 - What Lies Beyond the Blue Mountain?

Lesson 10 - Love of the Land – Ami Chai

Take a Class

Melton schools offer courses in many local communities.

Learn Online

Melton also offers selected courses online via Zoom.

Partner with Melton

Bring courses to your community or programs for your organization.