The Passion, The Beauty, The Heartbreak: Israel Through Poetry and Music (Yom Ha’atzmaut Event)
Celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday with an inspiring pilgrimage through the beautifully painful landscape of Israel’s creative legacy with special guest Danny Maseng. Enjoy an engaging, eye opening exploration of Israel’s history as it unfolds through its greatest poets and songwriters. Haunting poems, enchanting melodies and personal insights combine to illuminate the Israeli genius in brutal honesty, self-criticism, and love of country and of the Hebrew language.
The changes in Israeli society, the wars, attitudes towards love and friendship become somehow clearer as the complexity of Israeli life becomes more visceral. From Bialik to Shlonski, from Alterman to Amichai, from Leah Goldberg to Rachel Israel’s poetry unfolds in all its unparalleled beauty; from Argov to Wilensky, from Minkowsky to Zeira, from Mati Caspi to Yoni Rechter, Israel’s songwriting is shown for all of its sophisticated, moving and ever-relevant poignancy. Now, more than ever, Israel needs to be seen for all its beauty, pain, complexity and struggle. This novel approach does just that by touching both mind and soul.
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