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Israeli Poetry with Rachel - Shared screen with speaker view
Sharon Heim
01:01:55
Great story with Amichai who wandered by!
Mona Fishbane
01:03:13
I love this story
Randi Brenowitz
01:03:17
Oh my…. Incredible
elizabeth caplun (she/her)
01:03:34
😊
Miriam Shenkar
01:08:42
Wish I was there too
Veronika/Vera Kisfalvi
01:09:02
Me too!
Miriam Shenkar
01:09:38
My mom is from the Tokay area Abaujsanto and has a book in Hungarian about WWII
Miriam Shenkar
01:10:17
Should be in the museum and book stores was translated in 2015
michele braun
01:10:17
Yay R. Jonathan!
Miriam Shenkar
01:13:21
Snowflowers Hungarian Jewish women in an airplane factory in Markkleeberg Germany. It is published in Hebrew and German and English and Hungarian. My mom is Zahava Szasz Stessel
edna janco
01:14:18
what beautiful and sensitive sounds you get from Accordion. eize yoffffffffffeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
diane allan
01:14:20
sad romance so personally played beautiful
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:14:45
sweet and lyrical!
HP Irene Lancaster
01:15:25
Just teaching about Rav Kook!
Cantor Alan & Erica Sokoloff
01:16:31
I lived on Rechov Rav Kook while studying for my MA at Hebrew U a few years ago.
edna janco
01:20:10
so did my daughter
edna janco
01:20:39
Amit, when she studied at Betzalel school. how lucky was she.
Mark Elber
01:23:33
Rav Kook died in 1935 I believe and Amichai arrived in 1936
Rabbi Jonathan Blake (WRT)
01:26:53
Open closed open. Before we are born, everything is openin the universe without us. For as long as we live, everything is closedwithin us. And when we die, everything is open again.Open closed open. That’s all we are.Yehuda Amichai (1998)Translated by Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld
Michal Tamuz
01:27:29
Today! Appreciate the poem.
Rona Shapiro
01:27:53
Isn’t “he” Rav Kook here?
Rabbi Jonathan Blake (WRT)
01:29:12
לפני שאדם נולד / הכל פתוח ביקום בלעדיו. כשהוא חי, הכל סגור / בו בחייו. וכשהוא מת, הכל שוב פתוח. / פתוח סגור פתוח. זה כל האדם
Michal Tamuz
01:30:17
Poem Even better in Hebew! Todah rabah!
Mona Fishbane
01:31:42
The translator of this poem, Stephen Mitchell, is an old friend of ours. We were together at Havurat Shalom in Boston in the late 1960s.
Claudia Librett
01:32:31
Stephen Mitchell is brilliant. his translation of the Tao is fantastic and his notes are hilarious.
michele braun
01:35:04
apeepone (afpeepone?), kite, sounds otomantopia.
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:36:04
Enemies have guns!
nily
01:36:34
Afifon!
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:36:38
They don’t have lambs and towels
Heather Silverman
01:36:44
but Amichai focuses on our common humanity
Jon Sebba
01:36:46
The last stanza: 14 words in Hebrew, but requires 26 English words!
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:36:58
Exactly
Nachama/Chumi Kanner
01:38:28
Eng translations are 30-40% longer than the Heb source. There are many more words in Eng than in Heb
Alice Webber (she/her)
01:38:57
but comparable numbers of syllables?
Rhea Dorn
01:39:54
The roof top view means an alternative to the usual. I toured Jerusalem from the roof tops. A different city.
Nachama/Chumi Kanner
01:40:03
Don’t know
Mona Fishbane
01:41:21
You can see what you’re open to seeing
Rabbi Jonathan Blake (WRT)
01:44:25
זה מחיב - “It binds” - more at, “It obligates.”
Nachama/Chumi Kanner
01:44:48
I agree Rabbi Blake.
Rabbi Jonathan Blake (WRT)
01:45:08
Sorry, formatting tricky in the chat window. The words at the end of each stanza, “zeh m’chayev” - more at, “it obligates.”
Rabbi Jonathan Blake (WRT)
01:46:05
In Halakha (Jewish law), the notion of “M’chayev” also pertains to the religious obligation to fulfill a mitzvah.
Rabbi Jonathan Blake (WRT)
01:46:25
e.g., one is “m’chayev” to fast on Yom Kippur, etc. etc.
Rabbi Jonathan Blake (WRT)
01:46:39
One is “m’chayev” to the generation(s) that come before us.
Mona Fishbane
01:46:55
Obligations bind.
Sharon Heim
01:47:59
Generations are bound to the previous one
Nachama/Chumi Kanner
01:48:14
Re akeida…..the question is, how much “poetic license” (no pun intended does the translator have to introduce a new interpretation …..unless the translator has access to the author/poet to discuss , etc
Lester Bronstein
01:49:28
Here is one of Amichai's favorite themes, namely the chiyuv placed upon modern-day Jews by a very weighty (and often dismal) history, and by the inescapable references in every word of Hebrew. It binds whether one wants it to or not.
Paul Slater
01:52:36
כך היא גאולתן של ישראל בתחילה קמעא קמעא
elizabeth caplun (she/her)
01:53:14
Lovely rendition!
Lionel Moses
01:54:48
Hearing Brahms on the accordion is fascinating and so appropriate for the Hungarian Dances.
edna janco
01:55:01
masterful interpretation. Niflah!
martha liptzin hauptman
01:55:04
Wonderful!
Rena Panush
01:55:15
what a great choice. Thanks.
Jan Frisch
01:55:22
Yashar Koach!
Edy Parker
01:55:29
Beautiful music, thank you!!
Michal Tamuz
01:55:35
Bravo!
Varda Farber
01:55:49
Lovely !
michele braun
02:02:20
Could “HaRo-ah Sheli” have been translated “My Shepherd” rather than (lower case) My shepherd?
Rona Shapiro
02:07:54
Every morning… my mother in the mirror
Mona Fishbane
02:08:23
So beautiful, Rachel. Tomorrow morning when I see my old face in the mirror, I’ll gladly greet my Mama!!
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
02:08:41
See the world through the eyes of his father
Prue Thorner
02:16:55
Surely it’s a reference to the resurrection of Jesus?
elizabeth caplun (she/her)
02:19:13
Bravo pour Edith Piaf!
Jan Frisch
02:19:51
Merci pour les chansons d’Edith Piaf!
henry cohen
02:20:54
You are one amazing woman, teacher, scholar. A glorious learning experience every Tuesday and Thursday. THANK YOU SO MUCH
elizabeth caplun (she/her)
02:20:56
Les moineaux de Paris!
Jamie Stolper
02:21:00
Wonderful session! I learned so much. Thank you. And the accordian music was a special treat!
Rena Panush
02:21:19
His arrangements are amazing. I don’t know if he wrote them but they are special.
Leonie Kramer
02:21:46
Love these arrangements!
Susie Rodenstein
02:21:51
Delightful!
Denah S. Bookstein
02:21:52
I read it as the door open to all.
edna janco
02:21:53
transporting us to Paris...……..not bad...……...more than thanks..... toda, toda, toda.
Prue Thorner
02:21:55
Wonderful music!
Chana (Ann Ellen) Dickter
02:22:03
so beautiful!
Varda Farber
02:22:07
Bravo Ilan.
ygazitt1
02:22:09
Wonderful class! Thanks y'all
marilynbernstein
02:22:11
Bravo, the music was wonderful!
Denah S. Bookstein
02:22:12
Thank you Ilan !!,
Sarah Elpern
02:22:14
Thank you! What a pleasure to hear.
elizabeth caplun (she/her)
02:22:58
Beautiful session!
Varda Farber
02:23:44
Rachel, I love the way you unpack the poetry.
Veronika/Vera Kisfalvi
02:23:49
Thank you so much! I’m blown away!
Varda Farber
02:24:00
Thank you.
Chana (Ann Ellen) Dickter
02:25:13
wonderful session….
Dorothea Dorenz
02:27:51
I missed the other interpretation of “binds” chive that one of our participants made?
Audrey Asher
02:28:14
tefillin
Solange Tajchman
02:28:14
Teffilin
Rena Panush
02:28:17
One binds t’fillin on ones arm and around the head.
marilynbernstein
02:30:24
Thank you Rachel for all your teachings!
Nachama/Chumi Kanner
02:58:49
Beautiful story…..wishing you both well le’orech yamim tovim Almost 11pm here so, layla tov and many thanks.
Rena Panush
02:59:05
In a lot of places, right, nationalist. Twilight of Democracy. A short book and very scary.
Rena Panush
02:59:54
Do you get the mud bath?
Susie Rodenstein
03:03:37
Sorry - I have leave to teach.
Jan Frisch
03:04:40
I have another meeting. This was so lovely.
Veronika/Vera Kisfalvi
03:09:10
My family went to the synagogue in Bethlen Tér.
Bonniekossoff
03:09:28
Who sponsors those trips??
Heather Silverman
03:09:52
Thru a jewish tour company in the Bay area
Cynthia Kravitz
03:10:04
Love these stories! Thank you all for sharing.
Bonniekossoff
03:11:01
Of course, but how can one go on one of those trips? Of course pay for it…
Veronika/Vera Kisfalvi
03:11:31
Thank you so much for these stories!
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
03:12:15
Yes Thank you so much for sharing your life with us!
Heather Silverman
03:12:25
Thru the tour company https://tiyuljewishjourneys.com/
Jan Yaffe
03:12:43
wonderful as always
Sheldon & Harriet
03:12:59
Lila tov. What a great session!
Bonniekossoff
03:13:41
Laila tov