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Israeli Literature - Shared screen with speaker view
marty stempel
39:13
I turned off my camera!
Erica Sokoloff
41:45
Lovely intro. Thank you from someone who has celiac
Karin Adelman
43:09
Thanks Erica!
Beverly Schwartz
43:28
That was such a heart-felt intro. Karin spoke beautifully on behalf of all the sponsors.
Karin Adelman
44:04
Thanks Bev
Naomi
01:01:07
didn't they actually fly low in order to avoid radar?
Varda
01:02:14
Yes, but they soared toward victory
Lawrence Kaplan
01:03:53
Ve-diglo alai ahavah. And his flag is over me love is from Song of Songs
lynnie2
01:04:59
this sounds like an iIsraeli dance also
Sigalit Davis
01:05:07
all folk dancers must recognize it too....
Michal
01:05:27
Lynnie, we danced to this song!
Heather Silverman
01:05:31
I don’t think the music fits the words
A Ginsburg
01:06:03
there a connection between "on the silver Platter" and "on Silver Wings"
Sigalit Davis
01:06:04
very euphoric music
lynnie2
01:06:22
Yes, Michal!
Sigalit Davis
01:06:28
yes Alyx
Jon Tepper
01:07:04
I distinctly recall the first photos on TV in the US after the first day of the war, showing all the Egyptian planes while still parked at their airbases, having been destroyed by the IDF Air Force jets before they even took off for a single mission. It was stunning.
Rena Orenstein
01:08:07
Agree.
lynnie2
01:08:18
its about being saved from death
susanspitz
01:08:23
Me too
Violet
01:08:31
you have never been on the edge of destruction
Varda
01:08:33
It s not celebrating war. It is celebrating victory!
Michael Kaftor
01:08:36
ד"אַתֶּם רְאִיתֶם אֲשֶׁר עָשִׂיתִי לְמִצְרָיִם וָאֶשָּׂא אֶתְכֶם עַל כַּנְפֵי נְשָׁרִים וָאָבִא אֶתְכֶם אֵלָי
Michal
01:08:47
Think of the alternative! What could have occurred if the Air Force did not intervene!
lynnie2
01:08:57
non one can imagine what it was like unless we were there
Michael Kaftor
01:09:01
on the wings of eagle
Michael Kaftor
01:09:21
First two words of the the poem/song
lynnie2
01:09:22
like az yashir
Lainie
01:10:03
Israel probably would not have survived without this victory.
Muriel Asch
01:10:29
I agree Lainie
Kitty Hoffman
01:10:34
also, a mere 20 years after the Shoah
Madene Shachar
01:10:34
This is still very different from the North Korean and Russian military parades to show global power...it really is reflecting the existential situation in which Israel found itself with enemy borders....something that North Americans (like me) may not fully understand coming from countries with no direct threat from its borders.
pruethorner@gmail.com
01:10:39
No point being a pacifist in the face of annihilation.
gila
01:11:19
Think of what the Arab armies were poised to do to the Israelis, had we not prevailed. “Drive them into the sea” doesn’t begin to convey how horrible it would have been.
Rosemary Linsider
01:11:34
Remember what we saw yesterday about the tremendous stress of waiting for all the Arab countries to attack, and then suddenly hearing that our little air force had decimated the Egyptian air force.
terrytaffer
01:12:23
COULD ISRAEL EXIST WITHOUT ITS ARMY IN THE PAST OR THE PRESENT OR THE FUTURE??????? NO
Susan Shevitz
01:14:03
I had to memorize this section of Jeremiah in school — never regretted it. Such beautiful images. And from a female/mother’s perspective.
Lawrence Kaplan
01:14:38
Suzan: Lucky oyu
Andrea Katz
01:19:13
And despite the fact that the IDF is one of our sacred cows this is a surprisingly unmilitaristic society. The Israeli peace movement was given a "kickstart" by IDF officers. Yet another Israeli paradox. Has anyone ever heard of the military unit called Havat HaShomer The most amazing place in the world - a military unity t hat turns s young misfits into high-functioning soldiers and, hopefully, useful citizens. 85-90% success rate and unique to Israel.
Mj Levison
01:24:18
what is the name of the song in Hebrew?
Bernie Horn
01:24:54
shuv lo nelech
Mj Levison
01:25:35
thanks
Jon Tepper
01:30:43
BUilding on what Rosemary said 10 minutes ago: There is a precedent for the surprise attack by the IDF Air Force in '67. I recommend the film 'Above and Beyond', produced by Nancy Speilberg, telling the story of the against-all-odds formation of the fledgling Israel Air Force in 1947 and their surprise attack on the Egyptian tank convoy in the Sinai/Gaza at the beginning of the 1947-48 war, which destroyed the column and ended Egypt's armed advance long before it could threaten Ashkelon, Ashdod or Tel Aviv. Have a look at the movie trailer on YouTube.
Jessica Spitalnic Mates
01:31:37
this is amazing!! thank you for this special guest Rachel!!
Susan Shevitz
01:32:05
1968, Ramah in Glen Spey. HaKotel was the staff song in the zimriyah.
stanleykay
01:32:11
Jon I think we saw that movie during perhaps a Boston Jewish film Festival, or maybe in Brandeis collection.
Lawrence Kaplan
01:32:49
Incredible! Mother Rachel Korazim is like a magician.
Jon Tepper
01:32:55
Yes, it was a Boston FIlm Festival selection a few years ago.
Erica Sokoloff
01:32:57
Above and Beyond is a must watch if you have not seen it already. In your spare time
Erica Sokoloff
01:33:33
So glad this is being recorded!
Frona Kahn
01:35:19
incredible
Lawrence Kaplan
01:50:23
Referring to 1956.
Susan & Hal Tauber
01:52:59
Thank you for this session. I was at the end of a year’s study in Jerusalem in June ’67. It was a remarkable time of my life.
Susan Boer
01:53:13
Thank you for keeping us all muted, Wendy!
Rena Orenstein
01:53:13
Share that love for Sinai and Sharm….
Viktoria Dorosz
01:54:22
are the sessions recorded and where to find the,?
Jon Tepper
01:54:37
Thank you, Rachel! A superb session, as always!
Rena Orenstein
01:54:51
Thanks, Rachel!
gavrielle
01:54:58
Rachel, when was the last time you were in Sharm?
Viktoria Dorosz
01:55:07
my sound qauality is awful, breaking up and restarting all the time, i despair
Sheldon & Harriet
01:55:27
Thank you Rachel. Thank you Stuart. Thank you Gil/
Lawrence Kaplan
01:57:09
My video is blocked
Rhoda Agin
01:57:42
My video is also blocked. Rhoda
Varda
01:58:32
Thank you Yoav.
stanleykay
02:04:32
Yes the group was a whole range of religious or not.
Kitty Hoffman
02:05:16
tossing klein hakevi
Kitty Hoffman
02:05:22
halevi
fredi
02:05:36
of course they were. one of the three soldiers in the iconic photo was Dati. He was my Moshav brother
Lawrence Kaplan
02:05:42
No Gush Emunim until 1970. Greater Israel began after 1967.
fredi
02:14:47
there were no paratroopers in 1948
lauren shachar
02:17:19
I found the poem. It is Haim Heffer, " The Paratroopers' Cry". I really don't know if there is an apostrophe needed there or not.
Jon Tepper
02:20:19
I still have the photo of my parents standing next to the Mandelbaum Gate, on their first trip to Israel in 1960.
Jon Tepper
02:22:42
IN 1969, I rmember being at Mamilla St. It was still a strip of open dirt where the 1948-67 border had been.
Kitty Hoffman
02:25:31
yes, in N. America the Vietnam War was in the forefront. In Mintelw ew ere helping young draft dodgers come and stay in Canada. And about Israel we felt the messianic fervour. It was so very much a double consciousness about soldiers.
Lawrence Kaplan
02:27:57
With reference to Sharm el Shekh. the rererence to returning refers to 1956. But "you are in our hearts" is ridiccul;uos.
Lawrence Kaplan
02:28:44
Amazing session.
Kitty Hoffman
02:29:36
Yes.Kol Hakavod. And what a privilege to have two of the paratroopers with us.
gila
02:31:44
Thank you so much Rachel!
Violet
02:31:46
Thank you Rachel. An amazing class!
lauren shachar
02:31:55
Thank you thank you. For inviting Gil Nativ.