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