The Other as a Mirror | Congregation Beth Am

The Other as a Mirror

Shabbat Salon with Rachel Korazim

This session combines Israeli literary works of both Jews and Arabs. We will explore images of Arabs in Jewish Israeli literature and juxtapose them with Arab Israeli literary works depicting a society in which they often feel disenfranchised. Poems of Yehuda Amichai and Agi Mishol will offer conflicting images of friend and foe. Sami Michael and Emil Habibi will present complementary views of the life of Jews and Arabs living together in the same street in Haifa that they both love.

Rachel Korazim is a dynamic and fascinating speaker, a Jewish education consultant specializing in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education. Until 2008 she was the Academic Director of distance learning programs at the Jewish Agency's Department of Education. Born in Israel, she served as an IDF officer in the central training base for women and was later a member of the IDF delegation to Niger (West Africa). She is a graduate of Haifa University with a PhD in Jewish education, and vast experience in Jewish education in Israel, the US, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. She is a founder of a special program for soldiers from disadvantaged backgrounds. Since 1990, she has invested time and energy in helping emerging Jewish schools of Hungary.

This Shabbat Salon is co-sponsored by Beth Am, the Shalom Hartman Institute and the Koret Foundation. The Hartman Jewish Leadership Project: Transformative Education for Change Agents and Institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area is made possible through generous funding from the Koret Foundation.

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