Israeli Literature - Shared screen with speaker view
Who can see your viewing activity?
Almost 30 of you have your video cameras on.
Hi Rachel and everybody, glad to see you all! (I have no camera, I'm sorry.)
where in Hungary
I visited with my mother and sister
it was under communist rule one felt it def as an American we felt the difference
New Americans also did not learn Hungarian
when did Anna find out she was Jewish?
How did she found out she was Jewish? Why?
Was George Jewish?
Said she was ten. Standard. A Hungarian friend found out when she was 12.
how old is Anna?
My older cousin, a German refugee from just before the war, told me that she was just learning Hebrew in Palestine when her oldest son was a toddler. If she spoke to the baby in German on the bus or street, people would glare at her and make nasty comments. It was terrible for her -- she barely knew Hebrew, and yet she couldn't speak anything else to her toddler in public.
What was Anna's background that led her to become a leader in the founding of the day school? Was she a Jewish educator and, if so, where did she attain her knowledge?
My mother was a survivor from Poland, and would have had exactly the same reaction. I can so relate to that facial expression…
What a beautiful story about the rabbi, and his froward-looking wisdom.
Hatikvah, Shma Irael
Wow! That is brilliant
Yes, truly brilliant!
1:30 like today
Anna's notebooks should be archived so that future generations have the resource to understand the development of Jewish education in post-war Hungary.
Shabbat songs first :)
Challah, wine and good food, followed by singing!
Budapest was a transfer station for the Soviet Jews going to Israel in 1991. I was there representing Orange County CA and hosted the Director of the JDC. he was so proud to take me on a Jewish tour of Budapest
I missed the connection to how everyone knew they were candlesticks before she opened the box.
I missed the candlestick connection as well….
oops! hosted BY the JDC. it was exciting to see thriving Jewish schools, etc, and even a hevrah Kadisha camps, etc.
Since Ana did not know Shabbat Shalom at the beginning, she told every new first grade class on the first Kabbalat Shabbat of the school year how she did not know and even she had to learn. Then she would light the candles. So everyone at the school heard the Rachel story many times and knew how connected Ana and Rachel were to Shabbat Shalom/lighting the candles
good luck. hopefully you inspire many of the children and families to move to Israel
thank you Anna and Rachel. it was good to see and hear you. Especially listening about Kibuci camp!
Thanks Randi and Susan!
Can we buy the current year calendar? How?
Every once in a while I'm amazed at the power of the Communist era, in which so many Jews were denied and then lost their connections to their past.
i would be interested in buying a calendar too.
Randi & Susan, I love your connection to today’s session! Perfect!
Good idea Nancy
yes I would want several calendars as well . from Amsterdam
Wow. This is beautiful!!
What a difference between this song and I, and you and the War next year!
That's today's poetry
Rachel always gets at least one poem in:)
Someone has a mike open so we're all getting echoes.
She became a jazz-singer and a vocal-teacher in one :) Her son is Samu.
Wondering when this was written. “Stand by me” by Ben E King was composed in the early 60’s as I recall, which is so interesting because I’m sure they wouldn’t have known of one another.
What a beautiful song!
What is the effect of the Orban administration on the school?
How wonderful to create this scholarship fund! Kol HaKavod!
This has been fascinating! Thank you Anna and Rachel!
Orban,, despite his flirtation with antisemitic imagery, supports the Jewish community.
Linda Henry Goodman
This has been amazing. Rav Todot Rachel and Anna for this session, and for your work and dedication.
amazing story. thank you both.
This was fantastic….thank you so much!
thank you for your devotion and perserverance
Dorit's new iPad (3)
Mazel tov Anna and Yossi!
Rachel and Anna,
A toast to long friendships!!
Girls! Thank you for my beautiful life in Lauder... You made my life....
This school is pure nachas/nachat! Kol hakavod!
I was debating whether to come today, since we were not doing texts. I am so glad I decided to participate. What an informative and inspiring story.
Happy Birthday Anyu & Yossi!
Toda rabah to Rachel and Anna. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday, Yossi and Anna! Wonderful and rich story of your connection!
Dorit's new iPad (3)
tell us about Orban and current popular sentiment
Happy Birthday! This was a wonderful story. May you all go from strength to strength!
Rayden & Barbara
mazel tov to the birthdays, and yeshar koach Rachel and Anna!
יום הולדת שמח ליוסי ולאנה
Linda Henry Goodman
Happy Birthday to Anna and Yossi! Mazal Tov!
HB Yossi + Anna
An inspiring story. Yishar Koach!
Kol Hakavod to you both! This is a beautiful and important project you creatd for the Hungarian Jewish community.
This was fascinating. Thank you so much!
What an extraordinary story. I too almost skipped it — and I am so happy I did not. Kol hakavod for this amazing work — a true testament to the power of education, and dedication. I have several friends with Hungarian roots, and some even were children in post-Shoah Hungary. I will send them to the video of this session. All good wishes.
This is a story that deserves to be heard by many, many people.It was fascinating and gives hope for the future!
Elisabeth Shapiro’s iPad
Thank you so very much. Wishing you continued success, from strength to strength. עם אחד...עם ישראל חי!
kol hakavod Anna for this amazing initiative and thank you Rachel for your partnering in this project - such a moving story!
Rachel, I am so happy to hear that your Mother did come around and I am tall oo familiar with “this is our victory over Hitler”!
Dorit's new iPad (3)
thanks Eva amazing
I appreciate the existence of a museum that celebrates being Jewish and hope that, when we get back to the new normal, I will be able to visit Hungary, your school, and the museum.
I appreciate the contributions of Rachel and Anna’s for Jewish life revival in Europe after years of absence Jewish life in Hungury post WW2.
It is amazing that it is education and identity that is the future of the Jewish people. Aviva Lev-Ari, RACHEL and ANNA contrib.ted to Humanity and to Tikun Olam in such a big way.
Good buy — Amazing Program