Mon, May 18 | Zoom
2PM: Israeli Poetry Part I | 1967 Anxiety Euphoria & Concern
1967 Anxiety Euphoria & Concern I A couple of day after Yom Haatzmaut, Israel started to live what will later be known as the Waiting Period – תקופת ההמתנה. This session – the first of three dedicated to the poetry of the six days war, will look at the poetry created during these days of anxious...
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May 18, 2020, 2:00 PM
About the Event
Hours remain the same: 11:00 Pacific, 2:00 East Coast, 20:00 Budapest, and 21:00 Jerusalem Zoom also the same: https://zoom.us/j/92631505585?pwd=TVBibkpRc1JXYURCYlFpOFI3MlB5Zz09 The description of the coming week’s schedule follows: Sunday May 17th Rachel & Leah It may sound as if we are having a class about two of our biblical mothers – but we are not. This session is an invitation to read some of the poems of Rachel Bluwstein and Leah Goldberg. Both are major poetic voice of the early pre state years and the early decades of the state of Israel. They are singing the beauties of the land, their feelings of love, disappointments and pain. As many of their poems were set to music we will sing some as well. Monday May 18th 1967 Anxiety Euphoria & Concern I On this date in 1967 a couple of day after Yom Haatzmaut, Israel started to live what will later be known as the Waiting Period – תקופת ההמתנה. This session – the first of three dedicated to the poetry of the six days war, will look at the poetry created during these days of anxious fearful waiting. Yerushalayim Shel Zahav is the best known one but not the only one. Tuesday May 19th 1967 Anxiety Euphoria & Concern II The second of the three sessions dedicated to the poetry of the Six Day War focuses on the feeling of euphoria felt by many, maybe most. The Western Wall, the Old City, Hebron and Bethlehem, were now all accessible –thus the main theme of the songs is “We are Back”. Not only that - the Israeli flag flying over the Golan Heights, promised security to the Jordan valley kibbutzim – literally messianic times. Wednesday May 20th 1967 Anxiety Euphoria & Concern III As time passes, serenity slowly replaces euphoria- poetry reflects the pain of soldiers who came home from battle changed for ever. Playwright Hanoch Levin creates his anti war pieces. They are rejected by the audiences. With the ongoing War of Attrition, the festive mood changes and is reflected in the poetry of the time. Thursday May 21st Imperatives Have you noticed how many Israeli songs as well as some poems include verbs in the imperative mode?: Go! Climb! Say! Do not say! –when putting them together in one session, we may come up with some insights about our culture and what it expects us to do or not do.
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