Do you enjoy reading? Plays? Learning about Israeli culture and our history? If so, come explore exciting Israeli literature. The class will include “Night Babies,” a short play by a by A.B. Yehoshua which deals with an Israeli couple who travel to Brazil to adopt a baby; “Hunger,” a short story by Nava Semel about the impact of the Holocaust on a survivor and her daughter; and a selection from short stories of Amos Oz titled, “In the Land of Israel” which offers sketches on the lives of a spectrum of individuals the author met and interviewed from Ultra-Orthodox to Sephardi and Israeli Arabs. The class will also read excerpts from “Gai Oni” about the establishment of the village Rosh Pina in 1882 by members of the First Aliya and from “To Be an Actress" by Nava Shean.
Michal Fram Cohen is a Bar Elan University Ph.D. candidate.