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Cultural Events at the National Library at 23.06.2017

     
Until 30.06.2017

Chronicles June 2017

 

Kutner Explores the Library – Second Season

The Kutner Explores the Library series returns and this time with hits from 1967. Yoav Kutner makes sense of one of the most turbulent and exciting periods in the history of Hebrew music.

 

The Six-Day War is a watershed in Israeli society and culture. In the four sessions of the series, Kutner will examine the changes that took place here before, during and after the war, from a musical perspective. The series is accompanied by guests, videos and archival materials from the National Library collections.

 

Third Session: The Six-Day War or “The Song of Peace”

Alongside the songs and the heady atmosphere of victory, other voices emerged asking: “Where do we go from here?” The years after the Six-Day War are marked by a change in perception, from euphoria to self-criticism, accompanied by changes in music: the first signs of rock alongside sentimental songs, yearning for the past, and the awakening of mizrahi and religious music. Song-writing became more personal.

 

The war changed the course of Yankele Rotblit's life. He was seriously wounded in the battle for Jerusalem and he soon became one of the most important and prolific writers in Israeli music. Two years after the war he wrote the most important Israeli protest song: "The Song of Peace" and since then he has not stopped writing with originality and wisdom. In recent years with the Backyard Band, he continues to portray “Israeliness” as only he knows how. Guest for the evening: Yankele Rotblit and the Backyard Band

 

Tuesday, June 6 at 20:30

Entrance fee: 45₪  per ticket. Tickets can be purchased on the National Library of Israel website.

 

Gallery Talk: "Napoleon Was Here! Bonaparte's Journey to the Middle East 1798-1801" 

Vivant Denon, Napoleon’s Minister of Art and among other roles, the Director of the Louvre Museum

 

Prof. Nadine Kuperty-Tzur: Program for French Culture, Department of History, Tel Aviv University

 

Wednesday, June 7 at 17:00

A guided tour of the exhibition at 17:00, followed by the Gallery Talk.

Admission is free of charge. Advance registration on the National Library of Israel website.

 

 

The Hebrew Book Week Library Tour: A glimpse behind the scenes at the National Library

 

Thursday, June 8 at 17:30

Admission is free of charge. Advance registration on the National Library of Israel website. The number of participants is limited.

 

Sephardi or Ashkenazi - The Life-Story of the Letters We Read

A lecture and workshop accompanied by scribes (sofrei stam)

 

The early days of printing in Hebrew letters, the form of the letter and the design principles of the printed book.

Dr. Etty Tamari, Director of the Central Archives for the History of German Jewry, Heidelberg 

 

A writing workshop accompanied by scribes from Machon Ot:

Micha Yerushalmi, Amichai Itzkovitz, Rafael Kamaji and Yitzhak Goldstein

 

Monday, June 12 at 16:00

Admission is free of charge. Advance registration on the National Library of Israel website is required. The number of spaces is limited.

 

Researcher at Noon: With Prof. Rina Talgam

 

Sanctity and community in the Galilean synagogue towards the end of the Second Temple period in light of the archaeological discoveries at Migdal.

Prof. Rina Talgam, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Tuesday, June 13 at 14:00

Admission is free of charge. Advance registration on the National Library of Israel website.

 

*** Note below the image: Description of the Temple in Jerusalem on a stone in the Migdal Synagogue by courtesy of Dina Avshalom Gorni and Arfan Najar, Israel Antiquities Authority

 

Gallery Talk: "Napoleon Was Here! Bonaparte's Journey to the Middle East 1798-1801"

Strained Relationships: Napoleon and the Jews in France

Daniel Ben Simon, journalist and writer

 

Wednesday, June 14 at 17:00

 

A guided tour of the exhibition at 17:00, followed by the Gallery Talk.

Admission is free of charge. Advance registration on the National Library of Israel website.

 

The Hebrew Book Week Library Tour: A glimpse behind the scenes at the National Library

 

Thursday, June 15 at 17:30

Admission is free of charge. Advance registration on the National Library of Israel website. The number of participants is limited.

 

Kutner Explores the Library – Second Season

The Kutner Explores the Library series returns and this time with hits from 1967. Yoav Kutner makes sense of one of the most turbulent and exciting periods in the history of Hebrew music.

The Six-Day War is a watershed in Israeli society and culture. In the four sessions of the series, Kutner will examine the changes that took place here before, during and after the war, from a musical perspective.

The series is accompanied by guests, videos and archival materials from the National Library collections.

 

Fourth Session:

 

"What Should I Bless"

 

In the wake of the Six-Day War, Yair Rosenblum, the “king of the IDF entertainment groups," changed from being a minor, local composer, to one of the greatest and most prolific artists in the world of Hebrew song, the father of dozens of hits.

 

Rosenblum is responsible for the introduction of the electric guitar, the organ and drums in place of the accordion and the flute, and thus modernized the local sound.

 

His song "What Should I Bless", composed in 1969 to words written by Rachel Shapira, is one of the symbols of the musical and ideological revolution that Israeli society has undergone.

Evening guests: Hanan Yovel, Dorit Reuveni and Uri Harpaz

 

Wednesday, June 21 at 20:30.

Entrance fee: 45₪  per session. Tickets can be purchased on the National Library of Israel website.

 

The Library and the Garden: Special tours of the Library and its surroundings

 

Flowers, shrubs and trees on the Givat Ram campus and the collections of the National Library

Ya'ara Hacohen Plesser, Agronomist of the Botanical Garden on Mount Scopus

Chaya Meir Har, Edelstein Collection of the History of Science

Duration: One and a half hours

 

Friday, June 23 at 09:30

Entrance fee: 25₪  per ticket. Tickets can be purchased on the National Library of Israel website.

 

10. Researcher at Noon

With Prof. Jacob Duek

 

“And I became a painful thorn in their eyes”: Jacob Sasportas and the followers of Shabtai Zvi

Prof. Jacob Duek

 

Thursday, June 29 at 14:00

Admission is free of charge. Advance registration on the National Library of Israel website.

 

 

11. The Library and the Garden

Special tours of the Library and its surroundings.

Brutalism in Architecture on the Givat Ram Campus (30.06)

Michael Jacobson, Architect and Geographer

Duration: One and a half hours

 

Friday, June 30 at 09:30

Entrance fee: 25₪  per ticket. Tickets can be purchased on the National Library of Israel website.

 

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