Tisha B’Av 2015: Anochi – Dialogues with God in Israeli Poetry

Posted by Rachel Korazim on July 28, 2015
Topics: Tisha B'av, The Three Weeks


This lecture was held at Pardes as part of the Tisha B’Av program 2015.

Although Israel is often seen as a society divided along the lines of religiosity and secularism, a close look will show how even the most secular of writers are rooted in classical texts and create their own language of secular prayer. The session will examine a variety of expressions of the relationship with G-d, based on secular, biblical and prayer references in modern Israeli poetry. We will review works by Zeev, Admiel Kosman, Yehuda Amichai, Rivka Miriam and Koby Oz as we move from rebellion and denial through painful dialogue to acceptance through creativity.

About Rachel Korazim

Rachel is a freelance Jewish education consultant specializing in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education. Her expertise is teaching about the ideas, passions, hopes and realities of Israeli society through the prism of Israeli literature.

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