Remembering the Pandemic: Learning from Yehuda Amichai

Date: Jun 29, 2020 - Jun 29, 2020

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

Times of Crisis and Possibility: An Online Series With JTS Faculty and Fellows

Remembering the Pandemic: Learning from Yehuda Amichai

Monday, June 29, 1:00-2:15 p.m. ET

What will we remember from this pandemic? And how will we preserve and pass down the memory of those we’ve lost to future generations? Through a close reading of Yehuda Amichai’s “And Who Will Remember the Rememberers?”, a poem sequence exploring Israel’s memorialization of 1948, we will reflect on the elusiveness of memory, the limits of public forms of memorializing and mourning, and the paradoxical relationship between memory and forgetting.

With Dr. Barbara MannChana Kekst Professor of Jewish Literature, JTS.

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