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Israeli Literature - Shared screen with speaker view
Kitty Hoffman
32:20
That is so fabulous about the increase in rabbinic participants! And others, of course…
Solange Tajchman
32:29
so great to be here. I have been with my grandchildren for the past four weeks, helping to take care of them, but absolutely wanted to be on this session!
Randi Brenowitz
33:06
great to see you Solange
Solange Tajchman
33:20
Thanks! Great to be here!
lauramusikant-weiser
33:21
Rachel’s voice sounds muffled to me today. Is anyone else heading it like this?
Erica Sokoloff
33:22
Many clergy are having their professional development budgets cut, so the free Hartman program is a godsend.
Kitty Hoffman
33:25
Bonjour Solange!
lauramusikant-weiser
34:11
How is sound for everyone? Sounds muffled
Bill Novak
34:11
Dear Friends, I’m looking for an English-language companion volume for this class — a one-volume history of Israel from the 1940s onward, with special attention to the kinds of social history we discuss here. I am aware of the Anita Shapira and Daniel volume books, which are probably what I’ll rely on, but maybe you know of something I’m not aware of? Thanks so much.
Sheri Morrison
36:53
Thanks Rayden! Beautifully said.
Mitch Slomiak
37:31
Thank you for speaking on our behalf, Rayden, and great to see you and Barbara!!!
Lynn Levine
38:02
Thank you Rayden!
Sarah Schachter
38:26
Thank you Rayden!
Kitty Hoffman
39:03
Rachel sounds like she’s speaking from under water. Does anyone else have this challenge?
Muriel Asch
39:29
Yes, sound is odd, underwater, I agree
Marion Stein
39:31
Yes, I have the same problem
Rosemary Linsider
39:38
No but several people still have their cameras on
Debby Weinstein
39:48
Yes, I have diffic
Solange Tajchman
40:03
Thanks, Rayden! Having you in this fan group, and having you introduce us, gives us hope!
Sheri Morrison
40:18
Still sounds like underwater.
Muriel Asch
40:38
agree, still a problem
Sue Melmed
40:43
MUffled sound
Varda Farber
40:47
sounds fine here
Debby Weinstein
41:39
problematic
Janice Knoppers
41:48
her sound goes in and out
Rosemary Linsider
44:25
Please turn off your camera if it is on. Several people still on camera.
Barbara Green
44:28
Many people still have their cameras on.
Janice Knoppers
45:11
the sound stops completely
jeremy aron
45:29
marcia Jacobowitz
jeremy aron
45:33
mute pls
A Ginsburg
48:21
sounds is impossible
Deb Solo
48:43
sound is fine
Sheri Morrison
48:49
I can hear her fine, although the quality is not as good as it should be.
Arlynn's iPhone
48:51
wierd
Lawrence Kaplan
48:57
"Flying into the wild blue yonder," "O Say can you see?",
Arlynn's iPhone
49:01
it’s working on mine
Deborah
49:55
the sound is okay, but not as clear as last week.
Debby Weinstein
50:42
I turned off zoom and came back on and now it is better
Lawrence Kaplan
59:24
But people further to the left than Rachel would say that the kibbutz was also mainly for military functions.
Susan’s Glass
01:03:19
sorry I missed the start. so happy to have the opportunity to underwrite today’s session.
Lawrence Kaplan
01:05:36
I don't think it is that effective as poetry.
Elana
01:07:58
You may not think so but this was a very popular song at the time
lib sher
01:08:44
when was this song written?
Lawrence Kaplan
01:10:21
Elana: I have no doubt, but its popularity was for extra--literary reasons, not as good qua poetry as Yerushalayyim shel zahav.
Nira Malis
01:11:27
also was in the Nachal and share Rachel's sentiments.
Sheri Morrison
01:11:32
The emphasis on “eyes” is so interesting, especially in terms of it being in her imagination at the beginning.
Ed Grossman
01:13:07
She sounds fine...
Sarah Elpern 1
01:13:13
I think you sound fine
jeremy aron
01:13:14
sounds great
מזל ופול ניזנר
01:13:19
'ק בשמ יקשר בךקשרךט אםם
A Ginsburg
01:13:23
sound ia impossible
Barbara
01:13:48
music fine, but sound in general is not good
lib sher
01:13:51
don't lower your voice. I have my volume turned up
מזל ופול ניזנר
01:14:07
we hear clearly
Rhea Dorn
01:14:19
From the USA. Everyone interrupting Rachel is a little too much.
Barbara Green
01:14:28
There were intellectuals and artists who knew at the time -- soon after 1967 -- that Israel needed to return much of the West Bank to the Palestinians. They foresaw the future, even then.
Jon Tepper
01:16:50
There is distortion from the mic in Rachel's new laptop at high volume, as well as low-frequency 'overtones', as if she is located in a small closet. We just have to deal with it today.
Arlynn's iPhone
01:19:51
Tzur can also mean God
lib sher
01:21:07
Stuart, I hope you see this message. You have a beautiful, resonant, voice. So pleased you do the reading.
Sheri Morrison
01:25:27
What season does the almond tree grow?
Solange Tajchman
01:25:33
The original Hanukkah story was about military victory over Greek oppressors and assimilation on part of some of the Jews. The Maoz Zur was part of the rabbinical effort to re-frame the Hanukkah story as a the victory of G-d’s intervention through the miracle of the little jar of oil
Lawrence Kaplan
01:25:44
Sister's smile is tired in the Hebrew
Sue Melmed
01:25:49
Spring
Varda Farber
01:26:06
Almond tree blooms in Feb, Shavuot
Marion Stein
01:26:10
The almond tree blooms in February in ISrael.
Nachama/Chumi Kanner
01:26:16
almond season here is roughly February. around tu bshvat
Lawrence Kaplan
01:26:31
Maoz Zur is late medieval song
Nachama/Chumi Kanner
01:27:21
very pretty blossoms. near entrance to Jerusalem yiu see the white and pink
Kitty Hoffman
01:28:28
lawrence — was it written as a response to the massacres of the Crusaders as they went through Europe?
Solange Tajchman
01:28:30
I agree about the date of Maoz Zur but still believe it is part of the Rabbinical reframing and therefore I see the parallel between the original Hanukkah story and the fortifications near the Suez canal
Lawrence Kaplan
01:29:56
Don't think so. But song is permeated with feeling of vengeance against Christian oppressor.
lib sher
01:31:44
there is one particularly amazing book written about the Yom Kippur War which is full of personal stories. Heartfelt, heartbreaking.
Lawrence Kaplan
01:32:55
Original; Hanukah story is very complex and still debated by historians. Interestingly, Maimonides emphasized military victory over Greeks.
Michael Kaftor
01:35:09
Unlike in English, the Hebrew phrase correctly translated means "Will it be"
lib sher
01:35:44
is there a way to save this chat?
Mitch Slomiak
01:36:21
TO save a chat, click the icon that says “File” in the lower left. It will probably save on your desktop.
Ed Grossman
01:36:59
Rachel's recording this including the chat..
Erica Sokoloff
01:37:04
My file icon is in the lower right side of the chat box
lib sher
01:38:08
file icon then asks for a name and says open, but doesn't seem to save.
Mitch Slomiak
01:38:59
I meant lower right of chat box, sorry (not left). I’m not sure how to help you with issue around file naming, Lib.
Shirley Cirlin
01:39:03
Is this Naomi Shemer herself?
lib sher
01:39:10
yes it is
lib sher
01:42:15
was David released?
Frona Kahn
01:42:51
incredible
Arlynn's iPhone
01:43:18
was he released
Michael Kaftor
01:45:46
"Shekem" .. a military department store for military families
Marion Stein
01:46:25
Thank you so much!
Sarah Elpern 1
01:46:33
Thank you so much for this opportunity.
Arlynn's iPhone
01:46:37
thank you so much
Esther’s iPad
01:46:48
Thank you, Race
Varda Farber
01:47:05
Thank you Rachel. I too cried as you read the last piece by Avraham Blavan.
Rosemary Linsider
01:47:09
Thank you very much!
C tannen
01:47:30
Thank you Rachel
Esther’s iPad
01:47:46
Thank you, Rachel for a most enriching and nostalgic class!
Jon Tepper
01:48:00
Rachel, thank you for another great session!
Mj Levison
01:48:24
Maori tour. in the Israeli Declaration of Independence, G-d is referred to as Tsur Yisrael
Mj Levison
01:48:40
Maori tour
Solange Tajchman
01:48:50
Toddah Rabbah, Rachel. I have been missing you!
Sheri Morrison
01:49:05
Solange, so glad you could be here today!!
Solange Tajchman
01:49:38
Thanks, Sheri! I am too! I really needed this!
Judy Porges Hollander
01:50:12
I have something to ask
stanleykay
01:50:35
Jon maybe it’s the ear phones, send q in a text
Harriet Wolpoff
01:50:40
Another fabulous class. Todah as always.
Jon Tepper
01:53:46
Stanley: It may be the headphones, or my Internet connection. I just wanted to may a technical point about the sound. There is some distortion from the mic in Rachel's new laptop, as well as low-frequency 'echo/overtones, as if she is talking into a can or located in a small closet.
Kitty Hoffman
02:04:49
Is anyone else getting very bad feedback?
Kitty Hoffman
02:05:12
Much better, thank you.
Judy Porges Hollander
02:08:03
past, present, future looking
Tova Shimon
02:13:30
Thank You Rachel and All!
2019832914
02:14:27
Thank you. Poem of Balaban is powerful.
gila
02:16:52
Thank you Rachel!
Kitty Hoffman
02:17:06
Todah rabbi, as always!