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Israeli Poetry with Rachel - Shared screen with speaker view
Randi Brenowitz
32:06
hi Debbie. great to have you
Linda Henry Goodman
34:52
Rabbi Howard Jaffe is one of the great people of the world. I have had the pleasure of knowing him for 40 years now. Thank you for today's sponsorship Howie!
Linda Henry Goodman
39:13
Magnificent Ziv!
Paul Corwin
58:43
newer research is that names were not changed at Ellis Island, but (many times) in the next generation—to avoid anti Semitic and further meld into American society.
Ed Grossman
59:01
Louder please
Beverly Schwartz
01:00:39
I, too, read that names were not changed at Ellis Island (or whatever port of entry). But, my grandfather
BarbaraE.White
01:01:42
I have no sound anymore.
Sarah Schachter
01:01:50
Bach being played on a saxophone is amazing! Thank you Ziv!
Ayala Weinberg
01:02:19
this is wonderful
joan florsheim
01:02:21
Names were not always deliberately changed but sometimes the authorities could not pronounce or spell the immigrants names. That was true of my grandfather.
Dorothea Dorenz
01:02:41
wonderful music!!!
Ruth Hilliard
01:02:50
Beautiful choice of music…classical saxophone, I never knew
Randi Brenowitz
01:02:56
beautiful music. thank you
Estie Hudes
01:03:00
beautiful!
Mona Fishbane
01:03:00
Beautiful, Ziv. Thank you so much. A much-needed healing moment after Agi’s intense poem.
Sarah Elpern
01:03:03
Beautiful! I've never heard classical music played on a saxophone!
Linda Henry Goodman
01:03:13
Apparently some of the names were changed before they even got on the boat.
Elisheva Edelson
01:03:57
a contemporary approach like contemporary Poetry, so beautiful!
Beverly Schwartz
01:03:57
My grandfather went from Neagranu ( black) to Schwartz (black). No one in my family knew why or when.
david
01:04:39
I enjoyed your beautifulsaxophon playing and realize how challenging an instrument it is,as I trid the clarine and found it too challenging. I lov that you've sueed!
Beverly Schwartz
01:05:46
Sometimes names were changed b/c people took other people's papers and assumed their names as well.
Mona Fishbane
01:05:49
My grandmother brought down feathers from Poland to U.S. when she immigrated—and made down baby blankets for myself and my twin brother
Ayala Weinberg
01:08:07
now I remember my parents sang this years ago
Dorothea Dorenz
01:10:16
what was he Hungarian family name?
A Ginsburg
01:11:14
Are there source sheets for today's class? Where can they be found?
Diane Tickton Schuster
01:12:16
The source sheets were attached to Rachel’s email from several days ago.
Erica Sokoloff
01:12:48
They are also in the files section on the Facebook page
Sarah Elpern
01:17:21
The source sheet was attached to the email with the link for this class.
Rachel Frazer
01:17:54
Did not leave all behind. Kept a REMEZ of the past.
DAVID FREEDMAN
01:18:24
i never got the attachment as well
Ayala Weinberg
01:18:32
my parents definitely retained much of their European culture but Israel was most important
Mona Fishbane
01:20:49
Are other people experiencing Rachel freezing periodically?
Erica Sokoloff
01:21:03
Not at all
Yael Gott
01:21:11
PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF IF YOU ARE NOT SPEAKING - ECHO
A Ginsburg
01:21:41
Is there a link for the source sheets for those of us who did not receive the email?
Erica Sokoloff
01:22:10
The email was sent of October 7th if that helps
Jacqueline Koch Ellenson
01:25:27
YES OF COURSE
Lynnie Mirvis
01:25:52
very sensual
joan florsheim
01:25:52
Absolutely from the beginning of the poem.
rhea dorn
01:26:07
He captures her castle. WOW’
Jacqueline Koch Ellenson
01:26:09
it’s a moment of sacred meeting
Jacqueline Koch Ellenson
01:26:31
they hear prayers in the background in the orchard!
Lynnie Mirvis
01:26:34
very sensual— “ a supple viper??’
A Ginsburg
01:26:37
The viper is certainly a sexual image
Lynnie Mirvis
01:26:48
think snake in the garden
stanleykay
01:27:35
But don’t some women seem to be attracted to “dangerous, bad” men?
Jacqueline Koch Ellenson
01:27:43
Sound like the complicated version of Garden of Eden!
Viktoria Dorosz
01:27:50
she is playing with fire, of course - dangerous!
Lynnie Mirvis
01:28:14
sigh slither forth
elizabeth caplun
01:28:23
viper... fire … she knows she's playing with danger... how far will she trust him, or herself?
Mj Levison
01:28:37
nit me het in Hebrew
david
01:28:40
His eyes are an ANSWER to the fire.
Mj Levison
01:28:48
nitmechet
rhea dorn
01:30:19
Very funny
Estie Hudes
01:30:24
LOL!
Dorothea Dorenz
01:30:30
I think the viper and the fire have a double meaning. She used the Thousand and One Nights which means that, like the woman telling the stories in Thousand an One nights, is doing so to save her life. He is compared to her: is he telling her tales in order to save his life? the image of viper is not sexual it is danger incarnate. Is she referring to the hostilities between Arabs and Jews?
Lynnie Mirvis
01:31:17
maybe both sexual and dangerous
Erica Sokoloff
01:32:20
Forbidden fruit
Mitch Slomiak
01:33:30
Wow….Farewell is very moving…
marty stempel
01:33:39
What waylaid sidebyside ? The death certificate and what??
Mitch Slomiak
01:35:21
I think it was the death certificate of each parent, but not fully clear
Jacqueline Koch Ellenson
01:38:35
this one really took my breath away
Elisheva Edelson
01:39:50
Love that song!
רותי
01:40:50
please put the musician details on the chat
Sarah Schachter
01:41:44
Beautiful!
Linda Henry Goodman
01:42:41
Beautiful playing Ziv. Thank you so much.
Ruth Hilliard
01:42:47
beautiful
Ayala Weinberg
01:42:59
Todah Ziv
Shari Robins
01:42:59
wonderful version of a great song!
rhea dorn
01:43:01
A wonderful musical interlude after the last poem.
Ayala Weinberg
01:43:05
nifla
Yael Gott
01:43:07
Wonderful, Ziv. Todah
Gail
01:43:15
Very sweet and lyrical-Gail
Paul Nisner
01:43:24
thanks it was beautiful
Suzie Lampert
01:43:35
Beautiful
Edy Parker
01:43:39
Fabulous program and music!! Thanks so much!!
Jacqueline Koch Ellenson
01:45:03
how do we sponsor?
Jacqueline Koch Ellenson
01:45:09
is there a link?
wendy
01:45:28
the music perfectly complemented the poetry, beautiful evening, thank you
Ed Grossman
01:45:38
email korazim@gmail.com to contact Rachel about sponsorship..
david
01:45:42
I loved this last one. Because of the single melodic line, its irregularity allowed me to create my own lyrical story as I listened. Thank you for this lovely musical experience during COVID. A lovely connection,
Jacqueline Koch Ellenson
01:45:52
thank you
A Ginsburg
01:46:48
Is the recording of the Bialik Class posted already?
Randi Brenowitz
01:46:55
thanks for yet another wonderful session from this (almost) 71 year old
Jacqueline Koch Ellenson
01:46:59
this was so wonderful and deeply meaningful
Mona Fishbane
01:47:05
Thank you—another wonderful class!
Mitch Slomiak
01:47:14
Thank you, Rachel, for sharing this wonderful poetry.
Michal
01:47:53
Today Rabah!
Ayala Weinberg
01:48:28
Ayala
stanleykay
01:48:56
Louise Gluck, apparently first American Jewish woman to win the Noble Literature prize. From my high school on L.I. Didn’t know her but she was already known to be on a higher plane intellectually! Sadly her younger sister who my brother knew died a few years ago.
Aviva Lev-Ari
01:51:39
Great session and music. I feel her yearnng and the dual existence of cultures, Aviva Lev-Ari
Gail
01:55:11
Agi Misholl has reached a point in her life where she has a pewrspective of "Becoming". At age 76, I can relate.-Gail
Joan Borkow
01:56:47
Thank you, Dorothea. It’s lovely to hear about your father and to see his portrait. - Joan
gila appleby
02:01:37
I love the lighthearted tone of the poem contemplating what becomes of the soul. I wonder how old Agi was when she wrote of the “penultimate cat,” whether she was thinking that the cat sitting next to her might be the next-to-last cat she would have in her lifetime.
Suzie Lampert
02:05:23
Our teachers really have so much influence on us
Ed Grossman
02:07:24
The Hungarians were also quite vicious to the Jews from an earlier era...
Joan Borkow
02:10:12
My father left Vienna via Dachau and Buchenwald. Even so, he had so much nostalgia for his birth city. Vienna leaves me cold, but visiting it with my father was a beautiful experience.
Ed Grossman
02:13:51
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Diane Tickton Schuster
02:13:54
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Paul Nisner
02:14:39
thank you for the lesson Rachel
Ed Grossman
02:19:21
Great session--especially the range of Agi's poetry.
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
02:19:49
Thank you so much for these classes. You are a treasure!
gila appleby
02:20:59
Thank you for another wonderful class!
Toby and Flo Chapman
02:21:03
Thank you for everything from another of Jewish Hungarian descent
Suzie Lampert
02:21:40
Thank you all for an amazing learning experience!! Todah Rachel!!
C tannen
02:21:48
what a great class Shabbat Shalom