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Me’ah Select: Crucial Moments in Israel History Through the Lens of Short Stories
October 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
One event on October 30, 2019 at 9:30 am
One event on November 6, 2019 at 9:30 am
One event on November 13, 2019 at 9:30 am
One event on November 20, 2019 at 9:30 am
One event on December 4, 2019 at 9:30 am
One event on December 11, 2019 at 9:30 am
One event on December 18, 2019 at 9:30 am
One event on January 8, 2020 at 9:30 am
One event on January 15, 2020 at 9:30 am
with Jacob Meskin, PhD
Wednesdays mornings, 9:30 am – noon
10 Sessions: Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11, 18,
Jan 8, 15 – snow dates: Jan 22, 29
Tuition: $325 per semester / $625 enrollment in two semesters
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This course introduces students to certain critical moments in the history of the modern state of Israel through short stories. The stories range from the earliest days of the pioneers to the twenty-first century. Written by men and women, Ashkenazim and Sefardim/Mizrachim, Jews and Arabs, secularists and traditionalists, these stories open up for us uniquely visceral and imaginative windows on many of the compelling events that have shaped the history of Israel.
Although our focus each week will be on the stories, excerpts from various academic and secondary sources will also be supplied, in order to provide historical background for the setting of each story. We may also screen one or two Israeli films, which tie into the stories.