On Monday, February 18, the Institute hosted author Moshe Sakal as part of our Israeli Author Series. Sakal discussed his latest book, The Diamond Setter, with a sold-out crowd. He described how he wanted to tell a story “of the Middle East, not the story of the Middle East” and explored various boundaries and borders, both physical and psychological, within this book. Sakal described the feeling of having multiple homelands and the idea of “carrying [his] diaspora in [his] suitcase.”
Before the lecture, 11 students from Naama Harel’s Readings in Hebrew Texts class discussed various themes from the book in Hebrew.