Argaman Cultural Project

Argaman Cultural Project

Introductory lecture with Zeev Volk

Zeev Wolf gave an introductory lecture on the culture of Tel Aviv, noting the most important events and artists, from 1938 to 1970. We discussed the impact of various political and social events on the culture of that time (like the “Seventh column of Alternan” - how the decisions of the British Mandate and the clashes between the Israeli and Arab sectors were reflected in poetry and prose of that time), the development of Tel Avivs fashion as a result of the clash between Tel Aviv community and the kibbutzim, how the status of Tel Aviv changed after the proclamation of Independence, and the subcultural phenomena of various national communities who came to the city.

"I really like that this semester is a continuation of the previous one. With each new meeting I understand the story of Tel Aviv in the context of the history of all Israel".

Jane E.

Introductory lecture with Zeev Volk

Zeev Wolf gave an introductory lecture on the culture of Tel Aviv, noting the most important events and artists, from 1938 to 1970. We discussed the impact of various political and social events on the culture of that time (like the “Seventh column of Alternan” - how the decisions of the British Mandate and the clashes between the Israeli and Arab sectors were reflected in poetry and prose of that time), the development of Tel Avivs fashion as a result of the clash between Tel Aviv community and the kibbutzim, how the status of Tel Aviv changed after the proclamation of Independence, and the subcultural phenomena of various national communities who came to the city.

"I really like that this semester is a continuation of the previous one. With each new meeting I understand the story of Tel Aviv in the context of the history of all Israel".

Jane E.

December 19th, Moishe House, Tel-Aviv
Interactive lecture & beit midrash with Asya Fix

At the second meeting of the winter course, we studied the cultural development of Tel Aviv through in-depth study of texts prepared and translated by Asya Fix including newspaper extracts devoted to two topics – the unification of Tel Aviv and Jaffa in 1949 and the demolition of the Herzliya Grammar School in 1959. After a short introduction, the participants were divided into 4 groups and discussed passages and questions including:

What are the reasons for the unification of Jaffa and Tel Aviv?

What conflicts arose in the process and how are they resolved today?

What is my position regarding the development of the city and the preservation of historical buildings?

The topics aroused great interest and active discussion. Participants showed a high degree of involvement and interest in issues related to the development of the city.

"For me the Argaman Project has changed and grown a lot over the past few years, striking the level of professionalism and the depth of immersion in details and texts"

Pavel K.

"It is so great that even without knowing Hebrew, we can still read the sources, discuss what happened here seventy years ago and how all this affects us today"

Alyona P.




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