“Why Is Jerusalem Always Two?” – The poems of Yehuda Amichai

Trace the tracks of the delicate and intricate poetry of Yehuda Amichai, for whom Jerusalem is always twofold.

The poet Yehuda Amichai was born in Germany under a German name, but from a young age he already cast his fate with Jerusalem. From his home in the neighborhood of Yemin Moshe, which until the Six Day War was situated on the border, he tried to view and convey the two sides of the divided city.

 

We will trace the tracks of the image and poetry of Yehuda Amichai, whose work was revolutionary for Hebrew poetry and literature. We will view the city’s panoramas from the poet’s perspective, while we read and recite his poems, rich in emotion and meaning.

 

The sites of the tour include Armon Hanatziv Promenade and the neighborhoods of Abu Tor, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, and Yemin Moshe.

 

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