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Israeli Poetry with Rachel - Shared screen with speaker view
Frona Kahn
29:20
Heather Silverman’s mom, aged 103 , passed away yesterday.
Annabel Lindenbaum
30:04
Does anyone have her email??
Linda Henry Goodman
31:45
Looking forward to hearing Sivan now in Shevat... Chodesh Tov everybody!
Linda Henry Goodman
33:48
So sorry to hear it. Please convey our condolences to Heather and her family....
Varda Farber
36:08
yes, thanks Linda.
audrey mondrow
36:29
just beautiful
Shirley Cirlin
36:42
Love the opening niggun. I think his voice is warm and great, especially as a cantor.
Aviva Shane
37:01
hallo Harriett
SIvan Harshefi
37:19
wonderful, thank you. Great choice to start with
Harriet and Sheldon Wolpoff
37:28
Hi Aviva. So great to see you. Beautiful music!!
judyhurvitz
37:31
Beautiful
Suzie Lampert
37:38
Beautiful!
Ruth Hilliard
37:44
Lovely!
Erica Sokoloff
37:48
Lovely:) Chodesh Tov!
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
37:55
hank you!
Cheryl’s iPad
37:55
so soulful thanks
Frona Kahn
37:59
A gift. Toda
rhea dorn
38:00
Ahhhhh
Michal
38:02
Todah Rabah! Perfect choice!
Jan Frisch
38:06
Gorgeous!
Sarah Schachter
38:06
Lovely! Todah rabah1
Edy Parker
38:12
Absolutely beautiful!
yossepha ziv
38:21
And what a beautiful pleasant voice
Tali Ann Katz
38:23
chodesh Tov
Steve Kirschbaum
38:40
Beautiful! Toda raba
Bonniekossoff
40:10
Can’t see Sivan
Susan Miron
40:10
Your beautiful music calms my heart. Todah Rabah!
Ed Grossman
44:21
Daily blessings..making me a man/woman (or....)
Sheldon Dorph
44:50
kilayim not allowed in law
Taibel
53:30
dichotomy
Ed Grossman
53:42
the poem challenges the blessing of just the one (and not the other)
Ed Grossman
54:00
"both sides now"...
rhea dorn
55:21
In Marx theory: Dialectic = contradictory concepts within one thing. Duality.
Paul Slater
55:35
אין ברכה מצויה אלא בדבר הסמוי מן העין
Ed Grossman
56:06
like the Hebrew word for the time between afternoon and night--the "dusk"
Elizabeth Pressman
56:43
Yetzer HaTov and Yetzar HaRah
Sheldon Dorph
57:17
the human exists between heaven and earth somehow needs to unify the opposites
Taibel
59:23
in the tanakh, there is a wise woman in tekoa,
Geula Hebron
59:42
אשת חייל !!!
Dorothea Dorenz
01:02:15
I wonder if there are other poems that you have written regarding duality. Duality is a big issue in Judaism.
Nachama/Chumi Kanner
01:02:47
Dorothy the time after candlelighting is considered “et ratzon” for women during which their prayers have extra meaning
Nachama/Chumi Kanner
01:03:16
the image of your grandmother was very special
Yael Gott
01:03:54
Dvir, Inspiring!
Shirley Cirlin
01:04:22
His singing is so warm and soulful.
Jill Lipson
01:04:45
amazing and soothing
Heather Rockman
01:04:55
Rachel told Sivan that Dorothy is a pediatrician and ? Didn't catch second word, in Hebrew
Elizabeth Pressman
01:04:57
Love this Kabbalat Shabbat Shir. It is very spiritual.
Sheldon Dorph
01:05:12
this opens prayer on friday night at services ain Israel and at rajah camps
Jan Frisch
01:05:25
She is a mohelet.
Debra David
01:05:37
About The Source of Duality - visual structure and line breaks - the poet has presented the disparate pieces, like the bird that builds its nest from twig and feather and twig. The whole is the poem thus created.
Yoav Sharoni
01:05:46
what a treat tonight with Dvir and Sivan, wonderful, thanks
Shirley Cirlin
01:05:48
She is a mohelet - performs a brith!
Sarah Elpern
01:06:09
Very moving...right to my soul.
Brbara Finkel
01:06:36
Thank you Dvir. I haven’t been this moved in months.
Jan Frisch
01:06:37
The music goes right to my heart.
Varda Farber
01:06:58
Absolutely beautiful, transformative...
Sheldon Dorph
01:07:01
Is the poet wondering will she be able to build a home ,like the bird out of the strands .twigs of her duality??
Linda Henry Goodman
01:07:20
In the siddurim of the Israel Progressive Movement, the pronouns of the 2nd person singular are generally in the feminine endings. In the US, and here, with Dvir, they are in the masculine. I've never understood why there is this discrepancy. Anyone know?
Michaela Davidai
01:07:28
Moving Shabbat story indeed, and an amazing singing, Dvir.
Ruth Hilliard
01:07:39
You have brought me back into the community of my synagogue with this beautiful music. Todah rabah!
Suzie Lampert
01:07:43
In a world so in need of peace and harmony this is such a sacred space to be - thanks to all for a beautiful community - words and music
Elaine H.
01:08:11
Spiritual moment for me. Song & prayer the best combination.
Gail Levine
01:08:23
to unite the dualities of our Natures is to become Whole (SHALEM)-Gail from Brooklyn
judyhurvitz
01:08:35
Very special, you and the music are one.
Suzie Lampert
01:09:19
Yashar Koach!!
Linda Henry Goodman
01:09:26
Magnificent, Dvir. Rav Todot.
Ayala Weinberg
01:09:36
that was totally great nifla
Edy Parker
01:09:41
That was amazing!!
Dan
01:12:34
This is one of my most revered poems as well
Sharon Heim
01:14:49
this leaves out those of us who are single, even if we are observant
Elizabeth Pressman
01:16:15
Beautiful way to think about marriage>
Taibel
01:16:27
does it work for a single person to see the same person doing the sacred rituals and then getting ready to go back in the secular world, 2 roles for same individual
Elaine H.
01:16:56
A single can do both the blessings.
Gail Levine
01:17:20
In Yogs, we say that Energy moves up and down the Spine. -Gail
Sharon Heim
01:17:36
yes but we are excluded from marriage
Erica Sokoloff
01:18:24
It may be the union between friends, family or perhaps with God
Linda Henry Goodman
01:18:38
Not to be too much of a "downer," but it would seem that as a people we Jews are not quite ready to bend toward each other and fuse together like the Havdalah candle. But we still sing Eliyahu Hanavi in the hope that at some point, maybe it will happen.....
Ed Grossman
01:18:39
Amudei can also reference the pillars holding up the Temple (bayit).
Joanne
01:18:41
Seems very much becoming a love poem between man and woman
Sheldon Dorph
01:18:56
its a great way to explain the power of shabbat and its ceremonies to interests and explain judaism to converts and less committed
Denah S.’s iPad
01:19:25
We all can create community, family - and one is al2ays welcome to join observant families to share in Shabbat
Yoav Sharoni
01:22:19
the new beginning makes me think it's a mitzvah to have a the sexual relationship on Friday night, like 2 wicks entwined, Wendy
nily sofer
01:22:41
religion is a man world not thinking about women even today--women only clean cook and bring children to the world---very much still like ancient times!!!!!!
Denah S.’s iPad
01:23:53
it is a Shabbat mitzvah !
Denah S.’s iPad
01:25:44
I think it is accessible on many levels. Any thinking person will get the Nut of it
Lynnie Mirvis
01:26:10
perhaps people can get poetry on different levels. I remember appreciating TS Eliot’s four Quartets seen though I am not a practicing CAtholic
Sheldon Dorph
01:26:45
people can come to appreciate what they have not yet embraced this is a poem to teach meaning and a way to build the home and the relationship
nily sofer
01:26:55
come on we secular women understand everything!!! but we think different!!!
Lynnie Mirvis
01:27:18
the more unique the images —the more universal
sandrarosenblum
01:27:28
Such a beautiful, sensitive description of the ongoing challenge of marriage.
Sheldon Dorph
01:30:46
but it is possible to start at the end to start with family and then show the candles physically and explain how sabbath builds both relationships
Elizabeth Pressman
01:35:28
Such beautiful metaphors-the kerchief being held by G-d and yourself.
Nachama/Chumi Kanner
01:35:53
winter 1992. several snowstorms here. unusual. (I recall because my husband had reserve duty in gush Etzion, where the snow was particularly heavy.
Lynnie Mirvis
01:36:07
yes! like a chatan and wallah at the wedding
Lynnie Mirvis
01:36:22
kallah
Geula Hebron
01:36:31
I wish every new cupel will learn this poem Delicate Balance and the depth of it maybe we will have less divorces.
Linda Henry Goodman
01:37:03
"Fixed" as opposed to spontaneous prayer.
Laura Musikant-GISLEXWeiser’s iPad
01:39:18
are Sivan’s poems published anywhere in English?
Marilyn Bernstein
01:39:27
Does not a havdalah candle have three wicks? (Referring to the poem we read before)
Lynnie Mirvis
01:40:19
so beautiful and moving
Taibel
01:41:42
1. in some circles in the united states, people put up ushpizot posters, not just ushpizin for succos. 2. so is this the sukkah shelomacha [sorry transtlitartion not great] of hashkivenu
Ed Grossman
01:41:43
also the metaphorical "Sukkah" (as in sukkat shalom--becoming whole; as in prayer)
iPad (5)
01:44:41
sukkah—reminder of our fragility
michael newman
01:44:57
“admitted” is a term used by physicians regarding patients “admitted’ to hospital and could also refer to being “admitted” to a Sukkah or the venue
david
01:45:10
We also have here the whole congregation on Yom Kippur, when we leave not entirely whole ad sound, but less bitter more forgiving, having faith in the goodness of creation.
micha
01:46:15
sukaa לסוכך to protect
Ed Grossman
01:46:21
v'od [and classes offered by RK]
Gail Levine
01:46:30
We hsve s prayer to ask for :Haporei Sukkat Shalom"-to spread over us your Shelter of Peace;a beautioful image of comfort.-Gail
Denah S.’s iPad
01:46:39
That amazing Israeli movie about this carries your message. The Guests. Ushpizimsp?
Linda Henry Goodman
01:49:23
This has been magnificent. Thank you Sivan, Dvir, and of course Rachel. And all of you as well. What a great hevre!
Jessica Spitalnic Mates
01:49:47
what a song to end with ♥️🇮🇱
Elizabeth Pressman
01:50:07
Sivan, your poetry is beautiful and meaningful. I hope to study more of it.
Mona Fishbane
01:50:15
What a beautiful class. I am filled with gratitude at a newly discovered poet, wonderful music, and Rachel’s wisdom and devotion. Wow.
Leonie Kramer
01:50:17
I second that, Rabbi Linda!!!
Marilyn Bernstein
01:50:23
Thank you Rachel for another wonderful session.
Laura Musikant-GISLEXWeiser’s iPad
01:50:32
Thank you Rachel, Sivan, Dvir for such a wonderful class that truly touched my heart.
Harriet and Sheldon Wolpoff
01:50:41
The poetry, Sivan herself, the music, the Pelosi connection--I am so deeply moved. Thank you for this superb siyyum.
Susan Miron
01:50:41
I agree enthusiastically.
rle.family@gmail.com
01:50:43
I certainly agree with Linda Goodman's remark- excellent class, beautiful poetry and music
Marilyn Bernstein
01:50:43
The poetry and the music have been most inspiring.
Annabel Lindenbaum
01:50:57
What an absolutely fantastic session to end this series! Rachel, Today Rabah for being the instrument to this successful wonderful series!
marty stempel
01:51:18
Wonderfu; ending to our class as I sit here in Washington DC awaiting Biden’s Inauguration!
SIvan Harshefi
01:51:24
your singing is heart opening, Dvir
Marilyn Bernstein
01:51:26
Thank you Rachel once again for creating a superb session of learning.
Bonniekossoff
01:51:48
Today raba for a magnificent class.
Elizabeth Pressman
01:51:51
Rachel this has been a very special soyuz! Today for arranging for Sivan and Dvir to join us.
Tali Ann Katz
01:51:52
Today’s class is so healing. I am full of tears from this holy spiritual experience
Gail Levine
01:52:05
Thank you, Rachel, Sivan and Dvar for a very Healing class.Todah Raba-Gail Levine
Diane Federman
01:52:21
Rachel, please send us the Hebrew text and translation of “I Have No Other Homeland.” Thank you.
Annabel Lindenbaum
01:52:25
The musician’s name? He
Erica Sokoloff
01:52:26
What a wonderful class to end the semester and to start the new month with. Todah Rachel, Sivan and Dvir.
SIvan Harshefi
01:52:27
Thankyou so much Rachel and everyone! it was so special and dear to me being here and hearing your stories and readings
Elizabeth Pressman
01:52:28
Siyum-not soyuz!
Susan Adler
01:52:35
Yes. I echo all these heartfelt thoughts of gratitude. I am so appreciative that I have found my way into this class. It was G-d's way of guiding me here at this time in my life.
Jan Frisch
01:52:36
A perfect combination—the. beautiful poetry, the poet here with us, Rachel’s leadership and knowledge and Dvir’s music.
audrey mondrow
01:52:48
thanks
Ruth Hilliard
01:52:49
Today’s class has been an amazing calm in a very stormy time. Todah!
Michal
01:53:01
So moving. Today Rabat!
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:53:07
!
Suzie Lampert
01:53:17
Thank you Dvir and Sivan and of course Rachel for such a gift to us all!!
Rosemary Linsider
01:53:23
What a wonderful class! Thank you all!
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:53:29
Wow!
Viktoria Dorosz
01:53:32
This class is like a beautifully woven tapestry where everything fits perfectly - thank you Rachel et al. ❤️
Claudia
01:54:29
thank you for all the soulful poetry music and commentary.
Arlene Goldsmith
01:54:34
wonderful presentation needed badly in USA
david
01:54:35
The last song made me smile about our Homeland and language.
Varda Farber
01:54:36
All of the poetry we have studied with you have been superb, Today's session stands out! Sivan you capture the beautiful imagery of Shabbat, Ha Shem and human relationships. Thank you!!!
Jill Lipson
01:54:43
so much talent. I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful poetry, music and sharing.
sandrarosenblum
01:54:47
Thank you!
Suzie Lampert
01:54:49
Chodesh Tov and Shabbat Shalom so sorry to leave
Jinny Sagorin
01:54:51
Thank you so much for this beautiful class. Enjoy your break! Todah rabah!
rhea dorn
01:54:53
Thank you for another wonderful Siyum. See you next month.
Lynnie Mirvis
01:54:54
so wonderful ! Thank you!
Linda Kozin
01:54:54
Todah rabah
Edy Parker
01:55:21
Thank you so much for another amazing program with wonderful poetry and song!! Enjoy your break Rachel!
Marvin Engel
01:55:30
enjoyyourvecationtodaraba
Steven Broder
01:55:37
Thank you Rachel, Sivan and Dvir for adding color to a grey rainy day in Newton.
Ayala Weinberg
01:55:40
todah Rabah chodesh Tova shabbat shalom what a wonderful program today
pnina beck
01:56:19
thank you very much Rachel and Sivan
micha
01:57:12
Rachel you have your way to bring me in tears Thanks!❤️
Jon Tepper in Tucson, AZ
01:58:54
Great class...it’s such a wonderful bonus to have the poet join us! The final song is so meaningful: hearing the English version spoken on the floor of the House of a Representatives yesterday and sung in Hebrew today.
Aviva Lev-Ari
02:01:17
Please bring SIVAn and the Singer Cantor AGAIN - it was a moving session on n-dimensions, thank you, Aviva Lev-Ari
Jon Tepper in Tucson, AZ
02:01:23
I will send a link to a video of this song to my Representative and Senators
Sarah Schachter
02:01:41
Thank you Rachel,
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
02:01:48
Rachel, thank you so much for yet another beautiful class and thank you Sivan for you spiritual poetry and thank you our community for this open tent of friendship! Stay well and Stay safe L’hitraot!
michael newman
02:01:50
Thank you. The rich diversity that Rachel orchestrates is remarkable. I think of Rachel as a conductor of an orchestra raising the level of performance of all of us.
Mona Fishbane
02:02:12
Yes, please bring Sivan and also Dvir back!!
Sarah Schachter
02:02:30
Thank you Rachel, Sivan and Dvir. Rachel, have a wondeful and well deserved vacation!
Susan Miron
02:02:31
YES PLEASE!!!!
Taibel
02:06:51
dispute for the sake of heaven
Barbara Taragan
02:07:22
Thank you so much for this amazing class. Rachel, you have been such an inspiration for all of us. Having both Dvir and Sivan here today was outstanding. Concluding with Ehud Manor’s song “I have no other land” brought me to tears.
Denah S.’s iPad
02:08:16
Grateful for the chassidim who have kept the soulful flame of the Jewish soul and traditions alive.
Dorothea Dorenz
02:08:55
Sivan, why didn’t you include the matriarch’s in your Sanatorium poem?
micha
02:09:06
contravercity מחלוקת
Taibel
02:10:49
ushpizot poster, http://haggadahsrus.com/Posters.html
Barbara Taragan
02:10:54
I also felt the matriarchs were missing!!
Denah S.’s iPad
02:10:57
The Patriarchs need more healing !
Claudia
02:11:06
wow what a great question. thanks
Ed Grossman
02:11:51
The key link here is the ambiguity of the Ushpezim and sukkah here...
Sharon Heim
02:12:14
they are more human
Dorothea Dorenz
02:12:25
She was smart to show us the frailties of our heroes because they are human like us and they had to work against their foibles just as we do. So in their imperfection they are real and good role models. They work against their weaknesses.
Ed Grossman
02:12:53
more Christian image is the sukkah as grace..
micha
02:14:46
סיון your name is a duality an orthodox with such a contemporary nam
muriel wolf
02:16:49
Thank you so much for all your shaing It is beautiful Muriel Wolf
Erica Sokoloff
02:20:25
I am so looking forward to making Shabbat through this new lens tomorrow. Todah
micha
02:20:33
רחל , סיון Thanks to all ❤️
Denah S.’s iPad
02:22:41
Like the quiet child who might be overlooked
Annabel Lindenbaum
02:24:41
Might want to add that how in the Jewish world, we all tend to find our own way of leadership, involvement, and taking our Jewish values into the larger world in which we exist.
Joanne
02:28:19
Via facebook A sabra who had medical career in Boston, with doctors I have used found us. Her father, an early radiologist in Israel was a student of my grandfather and we visited them in Israel as children. so there have been 3 generations of US/Israeli connection since 1930’s.
Joanne
02:28:48
I’m sure there are many other such family stories here.
Joanne
02:30:10
Sivan certainly has done that and seems very content with her life and parts of herself.
Elizabeth Pressman
02:32:37
Hodesh Tov and Shabbat Shalom! This class was a wonderful antidote to what has been happening in the US. Again, Todah Rabah.
Nachama/Chumi Kanner
02:36:57
wasn’t that אחי הצעיר יהודה?
Nachama/Chumi Kanner
02:37:46
oops. I meant that for Geulah. I don’t know how to delete
Sarah Elpern
02:42:34
Thank you Rachel, Sivan and everyone. This is a wonderful group. Shabbat Shalom everyone. Hodesh Tov.
Annabel Lindenbaum
02:44:24
I have been married for 63 years and yes, it takes work, love and patience and the joy of being Jewish.
Thelma Bernstein
02:50:28
How heartwarming were the comments from the group