Dr. Rachel Korazim: Jerusalem in Israeli Literature

Posted by Rachel Korazim on May 23, 2017
Topics: Pardes Live, Yom Yerushalayim

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This podcast is live recording of a special lecture celebrating 50 years of Jerusalem’s reunification with Dr. Rachel Korazim.

Sponsored in loving memory of Herbert Green z”l by his family who misses him dearly.

Jerusalem holds a special place not only in the reality of our lives but also in Israeli literary composition. The holy and the profane come together here on a daily basis. Is this the city of man or the city of God? Does her heart reside in the Knesset, the parliament and the Supreme Court of Justice – or on the Temple Mount? Will her secrets be revealed in the narrow alleyways of the market or in the wide avenues of more recent years? Must we pen only love songs or may we also censure her? The questions merge into the poetry of generations who have sung of Jerusalem from the days of King David the psalmist to the present day.

About Rachel Korazim

Rachel is an adjunct faculty member at Pardes. She is a freelance Jewish education consultant specializing in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education. Until 2008 she had been the Academic Director of Distance Learning programs at the JAFO Department of Education. 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. Click here to read more.

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