“Jewish Travel”: Yehuda Amichai on Memory, Place, and Identity

Date: Jun 28, 2021 - Jun 28, 2021

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

“Jewish Travel”: Yehuda Amichai on Memory, Place, and Identity

Part of our summer learning series, “A Wandering People: Jewish Journeys, Real and Imagined”

June 28, 2021, 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

This session, led by Dr. Barbara Mann, will offer a close reading of Amichai’s poem, “Jewish Travel: Change is God and Death is His Prophet” as a way of thinking through contemporary Israeli identity.  Referencing both physical and spiritual journeys, Amichai explores the relation between Israeli travel and Jewish travel, and the role memory and storytelling play in strengthening the connection between place and the self. 

If you have previously registered for another session in this series, your registration admits you to all sessions in the series, and you may attend as many as you’d like. 

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About the Series

As the pandemic surged and forced us into our homes, many of us dreamed with new intensity of being elsewhere. For Jews throughout the ages, the promises and perils of travel have been central to shaping the individual and collective experience. Notions of home and homeland have been redefined by Jewish wandering. Drawing on literary, spiritual, and historical sources and responses, JTS scholars will explore what happens when Jews—whether by force or voluntarily, whether in reality or in the imagination—travel from one place to another. View all sessions in the series

Note: The Zoom link for this session will be in the confirmation email that you will receive after you register.