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Radical Hope w/ Tal | 30h

  • Starts Jul 15
  • From 1,200 Israeli new shekels
  • Online

Available spots


Take a boat And cross the sea of fire Zelda Hope is a political act. Hope is ambivalent. Hope is a practice. It’s the choice, again and again, not to ignore the deep pain of our present reality but to act as if a better world is possible, in order to make it so. Belief in a just, shared future in Israel-Palestine seems rarer than ever since the 7th of October and the devastation of Gaza. But it has never been more urgent. In this course we will practice ambivalent and radical hope together, even if we don’t always feel it. How? We will try to understand the deeper meanings of hope, despair, nostalgia and imagination, because feelings are both an individual experience and a collective phenomenon. They reflect culture and politics and are expressed throughout society. For example - do Israelis use so much single use plastic because unprocessed trauma has made us nihilistic and disconnected from the consequences of our actions? We will also explore Israeli, Palestinian and other responses to our current crisis and beyond it. We will look at initiatives that broaden the horizon of political possibility and enage with intellectual and artistic works that have a crucial role both in presenting the reality of the past and present, and in insisting on the possibility of a future with justice and freedom for all. Advanced plus: this course is for Hebrew learners who can already speak and read at a high level and want to be challenged with academic level Hebrew. *** Early Bird Price Starts at - 1200 NIS - Until 16/06 Regular Price Starts at - 1300 - Until 07/07 Late Price - 1400 - Until first lesson of the course We have made a small change in our pricing structure and are now offering a sliding scale in order to give you the opportunity to donate 100 or 200 shekels when you buy a course. This money will go toward the TINAU scholarship fund and emergency support for TINAU.


Contact Details

+972 (0)54-234-0068

3rd Floor This is not an Ulpan, Aharon Chelouche Lane, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Cancellation Policy

Weekly courses: Up to seven working days before the course begins you can cancel upon paying 250 NIS cancellation fee. If you cancel within seven working days before the course begins till one day before the first lesson, you receive an 80% refund. If you cancel within one day before the first lesson till the second lesson of the course, you get a 40% refund. After the second lesson of the course, you are not eligible for a refund. ​ Intensive Courses: If a student wishes to cancel their participation, they must notify This is Not an Ulpan by email within two weeks of registration and no less than seven working days before the course begins. We do not give refunds if not cancelled within this time frame. A fee of 200 NIS will be charged for any cancellation. Private lessons: A package of private lessons is valid for one year. After buying a package of private lessons, there will be no refund in case of cancellations. Notification of a cancelled or postponed lesson must be 24 hours before the time of the lesson. If notification of a cancelled or postponed lesson is given less than 24 hours in advance, the lesson will be charged in full. Sham Ze Lo Ulpan courses (organizations): A lot of administrative and pedagogical work goes into creating material and finding teachers for off-site, specialized courses. Thus, the cancellation policy is as follows: Two weeks before the course begins- no charge of cancellation. Within the two weeks prior to a course beginning- 20% fee upon cancellation. Once the course starts - full payment of course.

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