Hatikvah: A Sacred Reading of a Secular Text online talk, Sept. 13
Hatikvah: A Sacred Reading of a Secular Text
WHERE: For more information or to register, visit BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu.
ADMISSION: free and open to the public
Edwin Seroussi, the Emanuel Alexandre Professor of Musicology and the director of the Jewish Music Research Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will explore the history of the embattled song, focusing on the unexpected, often obscured, and lesser-known alternative readings of the text. His talk will examine how Middle Eastern and North African Jews always viewed Hatikvah as a piyyut (religious song), or at least as an apolitical song of yearning for Zion.