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The Holocaust and the creation of the state of Israel are probably the most important historical milestones in modern Jewish history. The main focus of this session is to explore the ways Israeli society deals with the Shoa as a significant influence on who we are and how we behave. We will discuss the reflections of the Holocaust in recent works by Amir Gotfreund and Lysie Doron, as well as some older ones by Grossman and Liebrect, Treinin, Guri and others. By doing so we will be able to address the changes in the understanding of the Holocaust from different Israeli perspectives.

Dr. Rachel Korazim is a freelance Jewish education consultant in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education. She engages audiences worldwide through innovative presentations built around the stories, poems and songs of Israel’s best writers.  Her thought-provoking talks open a window onto Israeli society, inviting listeners to engage with the country and its history in new ways. Rachel teaches at Israel’s well known learning centers such as Pardes and the Shalom Hartman Institutes as well as in numerous Jewish communities worldwide. Until 2008, Rachel was the Academic Director of Distance learning programs at The Jewish Agency for Israel, Department of Education.

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Webinar with Dr. Rachel Korazim: “Echoes of the Holocaust in Modern Israeli Literature”

Tuesday, April 21 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


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