As we approach the 70th anniversary of the state of Israel, it may be worthwhile to explore those historical pre-state days, when a few hundred thousand Jews, many of them Holocaust survivors, have taken upon themselves the heavy responsibility to secure its independence. We also tend to take for granted the fact that Jerusalem is the nation’s capital, forgetting the hard battle it took to make it so.
In this discussion, led by famed scholar Rachel Korazim, we will explore poetry from 1948 by Nathan Yonatan, Haim Guri and Nathan Alterman, all telling and singing the painful yet glorious events of the battle to keep the road to Jerusalem open. On your next trip to Israel, the road from the airport to Jerusalem will become that much more meaningful.+ More... - Less...
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