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Israeli Poetry with Rachel - Shared screen with speaker view
edna janco
31:05
the sound is very faint!!!!!!!
Florence Brodkey
31:40
indeed
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
32:10
M kind of soul music!
Susie Rodenstein
32:13
I turned up my volume and it is fine now.
Heather Silverman
32:34
My thought exactly - So soulful!
Mona Fishbane
32:36
Makes us want to dance!
Susie Rodenstein
33:06
Truly speaks directly to the Neshamah!
Heather Silverman
33:44
In this case, the neshome
edna janco
34:01
oh, how amazing a musician. true to the klezmer music and it's lilt. thanks so so much for adding Merlin to your class.
elizabeth caplun
34:10
Bravo!
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
34:13
I LoveIt!!
Michal Tamuz
34:17
Bravo!!
Edy Parker
34:30
Wow, fabulous!,,
Mona Fishbane
34:47
Martin, your music is gorgeous!
Susie Rodenstein
46:05
I think the translation of “la’chekh” is “to the palate,” not “pallet.”😌
Joyce & Michael Bohnen
47:50
Susie is right
Dan Matz
48:29
Could Pitomaim be twice suddenly ??
Jon Tepper in Tucson, AZ
57:42
Bear dancing in the market…bread and circuses for the commoner?
Rachelle Gossat
01:00:21
Even his loyalty to women, is dual... 2 women!
elizabeth caplun
01:11:06
In Invitation au Voyage, Baudelaire opens his poem with Mon enfant, ma soeur… My child, my sister
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:19:22
Wow Rachel What a lesson!
Ed Grossman
01:20:18
The Hebrew structure and rhythms and rhymes of "Song to the Wife..." is very much like a piyut (medieval liturgical poetry).
David Allan
01:21:24
Like time, it goes on! Beautiful clarinet skill--trills, the subtly changing breath vibrating outwards. What lamentation holding onto notes about to evaporate,
Solange Tajchman
01:21:32
such soulful music! Thanks you, Merlin!
Marina Vinokur
01:21:43
Beautiful! I loved it! The class and the music!
wendy fielding
01:22:00
hauntingly beautiful
Susie Rodenstein
01:22:13
You’ve touched my heart, Merlin! The perfect accompaniment to Rachel’s teaching.
Denah S. Bookstein
01:22:17
Truly moving and original musical expression. Thank you!
Elizabeth Pressman
01:22:22
Thank you Merlin for such soulful and poignant music.
Miriam Hoffman
01:22:28
Another great musician who adds such beautiful soul music for us. Thank you.
Barbara Finkel
01:22:36
amazing
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:22:40
left me breathless
Michal Tamuz
01:22:48
Beautiful! So moving.
edna janco
01:23:11
can you please, Merlin, tell us what style of music you just performed?
yossepha ziv
01:23:14
Indeed haunting music!
Merlin Shepherd
01:25:33
thank you all for your comments. I am so glad to be here playing for you all. The style of music is somewhere between taxis and doina. Taxim from Turkey and doing from east European Ashkenazi
Nachama/Chumi Kanner
01:29:27
Oh my God! What words!
Sharon Heim
01:34:36
Avi Avi from the Akedah
joanne
01:41:03
Rabbi Strassfeld’s eulogy of my father, and my brother’s were all about hearing his voice
joanne
01:41:34
he is saying Poetry of Blake
David Allan
01:42:15
Merlin, a magician with a clarinet!
Prue Thorner
01:43:31
Usually I find klezmer music rather raucous and manic, but Merlin Shepherd’s music is sensitive and beautiful, and a perfect accompaniment for the Alterman poems.
David Allan
01:43:32
I love the buzz below the melody
edna janco
01:43:56
Rachel, in this class you have enriched us not only in Alterman's poetry, but Tanach class as well. thanks for that.
Gail Lipsitz
01:45:06
A whole orchestra in one musician! Beautiful
David Allan
01:45:09
The subtle colors and patterns in his shirt echo his playing, and vice versa. Nice unity in the end
Lynnie Mirvis
01:45:17
Amazing!
Jon Tepper in Tucson, AZ
01:45:32
👏👏👏🙏🙏
Michal Tamuz
01:45:38
Beautiful music! Beautiful playing! Bravo!!
Joyce & Michael Bohnen
01:45:41
Stunningly magnificent!!
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:45:42
Certainly wonderful!
Solange Tajchman
01:45:49
Merlin, such beauty in your clarinet playing - thank you!
barbaragoldberg
01:46:07
WOnderful. Contrapuntal…
Debbie Weber
01:46:13
Amazing and beautiful. Thank you!
Varda & Neal Farber
01:46:26
Thank you for the beautiful music.
Edy Parker
01:46:29
Amazing class and music! So full of meaning and emotion…thank you!
Hirsh Cashdan
01:46:31
Glad you all liked him. He is indeed wonderful.
Gail Lipsitz
01:47:42
Thank you for another wonderful class.
Merlin Shepherd
01:47:51
It’s been a real pleasure Rachel!
Jon Tepper in Tucson, AZ
01:47:57
Another great session…with perfect music to accompany the poetry.
barbaragoldberg
01:49:16
Beautiful class, from the “excess” of human love to the consoltataion of music.
David Allan
01:50:58
Do the survivors, the living EVER let go?
Mona Fishbane
01:51:31
I don’t think letting go is the point. We don’t “get over” a loss like that.
David Allan
01:52:27
my question was rhetorical.
Solange Tajchman
01:53:10
There is a difference between letting go off the embodied person and letting go of their soul and our relationship to them. I was at the bedside of both of my parents, as well as my mother in law and in all cases, urged them to let go and assured them we would be OK with their going. This did not diminish the pain that marks the last period in the last chapter of one’s life.
Varda & Neal Farber
01:55:40
Kol Hakavod Michael !
Susie Rodenstein
01:56:29
Yeshar Kochakha, Michael!
Solange Tajchman
01:57:03
Rachel, another amazing session! I am so grateful for the teaching, the translations, the understanding of the nuances, the music…so much depth!
Cynthia Kravitz
01:57:39
Thank you all---so good to be together to share all of this powerful poetry. Honest and painful and beautiful as well.
Marcia Falk
01:59:44
Thank you once more, Rachel, for your luminous teaching. L'hitra'ot!
Merlin Shepherd
02:01:41
Humans share so many things regardless of cultural perspectives!
Solange Tajchman
02:02:28
Jon, thanks for sharing. In my experience it depends upon the person you are accompanying. Some need privacy in order to die - others need companionship…
Susie Rodenstein
02:03:29
I’ve experienced it both ways - My Abba waited until we left the room to go, and we stayed with my father-in-law who I adored, until he breathed his last breath…I was the one to tell him that he could let go - that we would take care of each other…He was thankfully given the option of choosing when to end his life. and I was given the privilege of reciting Psalms over his body until the Hevre Kadisha arrived.
Lynnie Mirvis
02:05:54
And yet there is the concept of doing a mitzvah can actually help the Neshama have an Aliyah
Nachama/Chumi Kanner
02:12:22
Many thanks Rachel