What kind of images of the Jewish State have Israeli writers created in their poems, short stories, and novels? In the early days of the Jewish State, Israeli writers created works intended to stir Zionist passions and honor the painful compromises involved in settling Israel. Then, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, they started questioning Zionist values. By the 1980s their concerns focused on secular-religious friction, living with the threat of terror, the West Bank, competition between Sephardi and Ashkenazi culture, and, not least, the everyday lives of men and women in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa.
Through these works, we will learn about the passions and conflicts that have been at the heart of Israel’s evolution from a newborn nation to a thriving country.
Texts for the course will be provided.
Authors Include: S.Y. Agnon, Natan Alterman, Yehuda Amichai, Chaim Nachman Bialik, David Grossman, Amos Oz, A.B. Yehoshua, and more.
ILS 400 ($120*) for 6 classes
*dollar price dependent upon exchange rate on date of payment
10% discount price for simultaneous registration for 2 series or more
15% discount price for simultaneous registration for 3 series or more.
The weekly zoom link will be sent via email to all registered students one week before the start of classes.
Details of meeting place for in-person courses will be sent one week before the start of classes.