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Text and the City: A Hebrew lesson through the Walls of Tel Aviv

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Israel Studies Project, The Program in Jewish Culture & Society
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Mar 18, 2021   7:00 pm  
Speaker
Guy Sharett
Registration
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Contact
Jewish Culture & Society
E-Mail
jewishculture@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-7978
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Jewish Culture and Society

A virtual walk through Tel Aviv, where we’ll decipher modern Hebrew texts. From textual graffiti, lost pet ads and stickers to manhole covers, we'll celebrate the different cultural and linguistic layers of Israeli society. Some of the topics: Nikkud, foreign languages influencing Hebrew, Gender, religion, politics, history and more.

 

Guy Sharett teaches Hebrew in the Shanghai International Studies University in Shanghai, China. He has a B.A in Linguistics of Hebrew Language from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an M.A from the University of London. Guy, who was born in Ashdod, Israel, speaks seven languages, and is the presenter of the Streetwise Hebrew podcast, where he teaches Hebrew using music and pop culture, talking about slang, intonation, grammar and identity.

 

Please reach out to Liat Alon @ lmm@illinois.edu or Keren Ayalon @ kayalon@illinois.edu with questions. 

 

Recording can be found here. 

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