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The Purim Series: East and West - Can the Two Walk Together?
Join us for an experiential workshop with poet Esther Shkalim where she will share about her life as a Persian Jew in Israel, accompanied by readings from her well-received works "Sharkiya" and "What a Woman Must Know," published by Kinneret-Zemura-Bitan.

As part of "The Persian Experience," East and West: Can the Two Walk Together? (Amos 3:3) is a discussion with poet Esther Shkalim on a Mizrahi woman in a Western, secular society. Shkalim will discuss the following questions:

How does a woman from a Mizrahi traditional patriarchal society contend with Western, modern, secular Israeli society?

What is her relationship to the status of women in Mizrahi society, Orthodox society, and Israeli society?

How does she approach the ethnic mosaic of Israeli society?

About the speaker:
Esther Shkalim is a poet of Persian heritage who researches Jewish diasporas of the East and West, with a focus on culture and community. Her two books, "Sharkiya" and "What a Woman Must Know" were published by Kinneret-Zemura-Bitan. In addition, she has published many poems in different books and journals, educational texts, and literary journals. Her poems are studied in universities, colleges and schools across Israel.

For more about our upcoming course, "The Persian Experience": https://courses.instituteofjewishexperience.org/

Feb 23, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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