Makom Video Salons
Welcome to our video salons – fascinating video conversations with fascinating people talking fascinatingly about Israel.
In late November, as part of the Jewish Agency’s Assembly, Makom hosted a fascinating conversation between former UK Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, and historian and writer Professor Fania Oz-Salzberger. Hosted by Yonatan Ariel, the conversation turned out to be a highly-enjoyable and intelligent meeting of two very different intellectuals – one orthodox, one secular; one male, one female; one British, one Israeli.
Here we speak with master educator and leader, Avram Infeld, about Yom Ha’atzmaut. For the first time on film he spells out his vision of the Nine Days of We. He suggests that we view Yom Ha’atzmaut as part of a process that begins on Yom HaShoah… For more on our thinking about this extension of the Day of Israeli Independence, look at our materials on Chag Ha’atzmaut.
In 2010 Kobi Oz released his album, Mizmorei Nevuchim (Psalms of the Perplexed). The entire album can be found in its entirety here with subtitles on all the songs and guiding information. While working with Kobi on this online resource we sat down with him to ask what led him so such a creation.
As part of our work for the Global Jewish Forum on Israelis living outside Israel, we wanted to understand where Israeli Jewish culture meets or departs from Jewish culture as understood in the Diaspora.
We went to talk with Assaf Inbari, whose work we have drawn on in the past. It was at his apartment in Degania that he explained to us what he sees as Ben Gurion’s Big Mistake…
For more on Yochanan Ben Zakkai, look and listen to this song written in his praise, and the materials on the page.
For more on the restaurants’ “Kashrut Rebellion”, click here.
The follow-up text we prepared was from Ahad Ha’am. Click here for free download.