Sicha: One Conversation Across the Generations

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Rivka Miriam comments on Sicha's newest essay


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Click above for the conversation with four rabbis!


Jewish Poetry Set To Music (podcast)

Composer Dan Asia and Rabbi Steve Sager and talk about
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Poetry set to music on WUNC’s “The State of Things”

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Poet Yehuda Amichai is one of Israel’s most acclaimed artists. His poems explore different aspects of Jewish faith. American poet Paul Pines also examines the many components of Judaism in his work. American musical composer Dan Asia set both their works to music (performed on March 4, 2014, at Elon University). Host Frank Stasio talks with composer Dan Asia and Rabbi Steve Sager, a local expert on Yehuda Amichai. 

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Sicha Shabbaton 2014


Sicha programs and conversations of interest:

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Four conversed about the pine tree.  One defined it according to
genus, species and variety.  One held forth concerning its
shortcomings in the lumber industry.  One cited poems about
pine trees in numerous languages.  One struck root, stretched out
branches and rustled.

(“Sicha,” a poem by Dan Pagis. Click here for poem in Hebrew and English)

Four converse about the pine tree:  one classifies, one specifies, one invokes the arts. Finally the last one eclipses any distance—scientific, economic, or artistic—and becomes the tree. “Sicha” or “Conversation” promises a sharing of views—engagement, not pronouncement. It is in conversation that we honor and make best use of our perspectives and resources.  Conversation produces a total beyond the sum of its parts. Click the tabs to learn about who we are and what we do………..Join the conversation!