Jewish Memory and Israeli Celebration in an Age of Change
Israeli society is changing at a fast pace, and with it the traditions of celebration and commemoration. Join Mishael Zion for a journey through the ways in which Israeli culture celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) and commemorates Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day). From the hegemonic days of the founding of the State of Israel to multicultural trends of contemporary Israel, we’ll discover how ancient Jewish memory traditions play out in modern day Israeli society.
This program is part of Ideas for Today, our curated offering of courses led by leading scholars addressing the compelling contemporary Jewish issues of the day.