Politics and Poetics
Saturday April 22, 2017, 1:15 – 2:30 PM
(Post Kiddush Event at Congregation B’nai Israel, 2111 Bryan Ave, Tustin 92782, (714) 730-9693)
[*note, CBI members may attend without charge, if they RSVP by April 14, 2017]
Following the ancient tradition of the biblical prophets, Israeli writers have taken upon themselves the role of whistle blowers. As they are part of the state coming into its own, they do not shy away from telling the public as well as the leadership off. They fearlessly address social injustice, war ethics and poverty. We will start with the early days of the State through Nathan Alterman’s The Seventh Column poems, proceeding all the way to contemporary poems by Moise ben Harush and Eliraz Cohen addressing the ongoing Mizrachi – Ashkenazi dialogue and issues of settlements across the Green Line.