Dibur is a journal that promotes more global conversations around contemporary attitudes towards literature, ethnicity, nation, identity, language, and culture. Dibur in Hebrew means speech, discussion, and understanding.
Bringing artists and/or writers from Israel to Stanford University
One of our most popular events was a concert by Berry Sakharof. Oten called the “prince of Israeli rock,” singer/guitarist/composer performed his inspired conceptual project, Adumei HaSfatot (“Red Lips”). Sakharof’s original music for Adumei HaSfatot melds the sound of contemporary guitar rock with melodic and rhythmic influences from Middle Eastern musics. The project’s lyrics, however, hark back much farther, to the “Golden Age of Spanish Jewry”: the 11th-century Hebrew poetry of Rabbi Shlomo Ibn Gabirol, one of the outstanding poets of Muslim Spain. The result was a powerful rock concert that brings together East and West, classical and contemporary, sacred and secular.