Israeli Society through Literature

With Rachel Korazim

This session explores the images of the Arab in modern Israeli literature. Arabs have been portrayed in Israeli literature from the very early days of the first Aliya – Zionist settlement of the land of Israel in the 1880’s. Their image constantly changing from romantic biblical figures to suspicious enemies and all the way to neighbors and critical witnesses of Israel’s ever changing reality. We will read short excerpts from works by: David Grossman, A.B. Jushua, Savyon Liebrecht and others.

Instructor Bio:
Born in Israel, she had served in the I.D.F. as an officer in the central training base for women and was later, a member of the I.D.F. delegation to Niger (West Africa). She is a graduate of Haifa University with a Ph.D. in Jewish education. Rachel had a vast experience in Jewish education both in Israel and the Diaspora. As one of the founders and directors of a special program for soldiers from a disadvantaged background, she was responsible for creating the educational framework and training teachers for the implementation of the program.

Monday, Apr 28

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

JISRAELSOC

Member fee: $ 12.00

Non-member fee: $ 15.00