Study Session with Dr Rachel Korazim

Join in a study session with Dr. Rachel Korazim as we examine the “Binding – the Akeida.”

Israeli poets often turn to biblical sources for inspiration and metaphors.

Of all the biblical themes one could think of – the Binding of Isaac – the Akeida is the one most recurrent since the early years of Modern Hebrew poetry.

This session will focus on this painful theme and explore the different approaches Israeli poets; men and women alike, address it.

While looking at Genesis 22 time and again, we will discover new facets of contemporary Israeli society and the issues it struggles with. 

Dr. Korazim was a past Scholar-in-Residence at Bet Am Shalom.

Note: This program is in place of Rabbi Bronstein’s Parashah Study for the evening.


Dr Rachel Korazim is a freelance Jewish education consultant in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education. Rachel opens for her audiences a window to Israeli society through literature; through stories, poems and songs of the best of Israel’s writers, she invites listeners to engage with Israel in an innovative way.

Until 2008 she had been the Academic Director of Distance learning programs at The Jewish Agency for Israel, Department of Education.

Born in Israel, she had served in the I.D.F as an officer in the central training base for women and was later, a member of the I.D.F delegation to Niger (West Africa). She is a graduate of Haifa University with a PhD in Jewish education.  Rachel has a vast experience in Jewish education both in Israel and the worldwide. As one of the founders and directors of a special program for soldiers from disadvantaged background, she was responsible for creating the educational framework and training teachers for the implementation of the program.


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