פארט א ייד קיין ארץ ישראל
The Land of Israel in Yiddish Culture

A series of lectures at the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot, in cooperation with Beit Sholem Aleichem

Fridays, once a month at 9 am

Price: 560 NIS

Course is held in Hebrew

Course producer: Rivka Aderet | 03-7457908 | [email protected] | Academic counselor: Dr. Aviva Tal

Full course program:

Friday, November 1

  • The Land of Israel’s role in Yiddish culture. Prof. Avraham Novershtern.
  • Behind the scenes of “Esther’s Cabaret”: a contemporary Israeli Yiddish cabaret, with monologues, songs and a meeting with the artists. Director and host: Dr. Esti Nissim, author: Yaad Biran, musical arrangements: Oren Sela.

Friday, December 6 2019

  • From the shtetl to the Land of Israel: how the art of Eastern European Jews made Aliyah. Prof. Shalom Sabar.
  • We Shall Meet in Eretz Israel – the Zionist Hakhsharot did not sing only in Hebrew. Muki Tsur.
  • Sing along with Noga Eshed.

Friday, January 3 2020

  • Film: Black Honey: The Poetry and Life of Abraham Sutzkever. After the film, a meeting with the director, Uri Barbash and producers Yair Qadar and Hadas Kalderon, Sutzkever’s granddaughter.

Friday, February 7 2020

  • Which is the road to Eretz Israel? Mendele’s Benjamin the Third and Sederl walk to the promised land. Prof. Nati Cohen.
  • Go to Zion! – Eretz Israel paintings on the walls of synagogues in Eastern Europe. Ariela Amar.

Friday, March 6 2020

  • “This Yiddish is typical to old Jerusalem”: the old Yishuv in Eretz Israel Yiddish travel books. Yaad Biran.
  • The Cedars’ Place – Zionist songs and hymns of the first aliot. Host: Dr. Aviva Tal, Singer: Vira Lozinsky, musical director and flute: Dr. Michael Lukin, pianist: Igor Ostrovsky.

Friday, April 3 2020

  • Eretz Israel in Yiddish cinema from the turn of the 20th century. Rivka Aderet.
  • Dzigan and Schumacher in Israel, 1950-1980. Dr. Diego Rotman.

Friday, May 15 2020

  • The story of the לעצטע נײַעס newspaper in the 1950’s. Dr. Gali Druker Baram
  • Abraham Sutzkever brings back Yiddishland to life, in the State of Israel. Beni Mer.

Friday, June 12 2020

  • From Metula to Eilat – Eretz Israel in the world of the Yiddish schools in Eastern Europe. Prof. Moti Zalkin.
  • To Wander at Home. The Immigration experience, adjusting to Israel and longing for the old home, expressed in stories by Yossel Birstein and in songs written in Yiddish in Israel. Director: Dori Engel, musical arrangements: Misha Blecherovich, actors and players: Dori Engel, Miri Regendorfer and Misha Blecherovich.

Registration and Information


טלפון 03-7457808

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