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Connecting Poland and the Land of Israel

Connecting Poland and the Land of Israel
January 23, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Connecting Poland and the Land of Israel: Lesson 1
Class description

Live from Poland… How did the Jews get to Poland? Looking at Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon’s collection “Sippurei Polin” (Tales of Poland), we’ll explore the connection to the place which was the cradle of Jewish life for so many of us, and the connection (and disconnection) between the “Old Country” and Eretz Yisrael, the old generation and the new, tradition and modernity. Links at the right to Agnon’s well-known story “Maaseh HaEz” in English and Hebrew translation. (This is also a “coming attraction” to the special Agnon series to be broadcast live from Agnon’s Jerusalem home starting February 6th – see www.WebYeshiva.org/Agnon for more details and to sign-up).


Rabbi Jeffrey Saks is the founding director of ATID – The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem, and its WebYeshiva.org program. He is the Editor of the journal Tradition, Series Editor of The S.Y. Agnon Library at The Toby Press, and Director of Research at the Agnon House in Jerusalem. A three-time graduate of Yeshiva University (BA, MA, Semicha), Rabbi Saks has published widely on Jewish thought, education, and literature (see https://www.webyeshiva.org/rabbisaks/).