Israeli Literature - Shared screen with speaker view
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Lovely intro. Thank you from someone who has celiac
That was such a heart-felt intro. Karin spoke beautifully on behalf of all the sponsors.
didn't they actually fly low in order to avoid radar?
Yes, but they soared toward victory
Ve-diglo alai ahavah. And his flag is over me love is from Song of Songs
this sounds like an iIsraeli dance also
all folk dancers must recognize it too....
Lynnie, we danced to this song!
I don’t think the music fits the words
there a connection between "on the silver Platter" and "on Silver Wings"
very euphoric music
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.
its about being saved from death
you have never been on the edge of destruction
It s not celebrating war. It is celebrating victory!
ד"אַתֶּם רְאִיתֶם אֲשֶׁר עָשִׂיתִי לְמִצְרָיִם וָאֶשָּׂא אֶתְכֶם עַל כַּנְפֵי נְשָׁרִים וָאָבִא אֶתְכֶם אֵלָי
Think of the alternative! What could have occurred if the Air Force did not intervene!
non one can imagine what it was like unless we were there
on the wings of eagle
First two words of the the poem/song
like az yashir
Israel probably would not have survived without this victory.
I agree Lainie
also, a mere 20 years after the Shoah
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.
No point being a pacifist in the face of annihilation.
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.
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.
COULD ISRAEL EXIST WITHOUT ITS ARMY IN THE PAST OR THE PRESENT OR THE FUTURE??????? NO
I had to memorize this section of Jeremiah in school — never regretted it. Such beautiful images. And from a female/mother’s perspective.
Suzan: Lucky oyu
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.
what is the name of the song in Hebrew?
shuv lo nelech
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
this is amazing!! thank you for this special guest Rachel!!
1968, Ramah in Glen Spey. HaKotel was the staff song in the zimriyah.
Jon I think we saw that movie during perhaps a Boston Jewish film Festival, or maybe in Brandeis collection.
Incredible! Mother Rachel Korazim is like a magician.
Yes, it was a Boston FIlm Festival selection a few years ago.
Above and Beyond is a must watch if you have not seen it already. In your spare time
So glad this is being recorded!
Referring to 1956.
Susan & Hal Tauber
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.
Thank you for keeping us all muted, Wendy!
Share that love for Sinai and Sharm….
are the sessions recorded and where to find the,?
Thank you, Rachel! A superb session, as always!
Rachel, when was the last time you were in Sharm?
my sound qauality is awful, breaking up and restarting all the time, i despair
Sheldon & Harriet
Thank you Rachel. Thank you Stuart. Thank you Gil/
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Thank you Yoav.
Yes the group was a whole range of religious or not.
tossing klein hakevi
of course they were. one of the three soldiers in the iconic photo was Dati. He was my Moshav brother
No Gush Emunim until 1970. Greater Israel began after 1967.
there were no paratroopers in 1948
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.
I still have the photo of my parents standing next to the Mandelbaum Gate, on their first trip to Israel in 1960.
IN 1969, I rmember being at Mamilla St. It was still a strip of open dirt where the 1948-67 border had been.
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.
With reference to Sharm el Shekh. the rererence to returning refers to 1956. But "you are in our hearts" is ridiccul;uos.
Yes.Kol Hakavod. And what a privilege to have two of the paratroopers with us.
Thank you so much Rachel!
Thank you Rachel. An amazing class!
Thank you thank you. For inviting Gil Nativ.