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Israeli Literature with Rachel - Shared screen with speaker view
Viktoria Dorosz
39:36
They are wonderful!
Varda Farber
43:33
Jon, are you on today?
Kitty Hoffman
45:50
I love this ‘emergency response’ network. Who knows what can be achieved in the future?
Ed Grossman
46:13
A little louder please...
Janet Barshalev
48:42
i hear nothing
Jan Frisch
48:50
Lovely!
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
48:50
Great way to chase the pandemic Blues away!!
Mona Fishbane
48:54
This is delightful! Soothing our troubled hearts...
Jon Tepper in Tucson
49:21
love these American Songboopk
Jon Tepper in Tucson
49:41
...Standards!
Dorothea Dorenz
50:08
Bravo!! who wrote that song???
Suzie Lampert
50:27
BRAVO!!!
Steven Broder
50:31
Thanks for sponsoring Bostoners!
Carol Ducak
50:41
wonderful!
Julia Gilden
50:44
dorothy fields music, j mchuch words
Varda Farber
51:05
that was beautiful. thank you!!
Omer Riżi
51:21
Our email: tadmorella@yahoo.com
Leo
51:28
As good as Ella Fitzgerald
Randi Brenowitz
51:35
the music was wonderful
Omer Riżi
51:52
Ella’s Facebook page: facebook.com/ellatadmormusic
Jon Tepper in Tucson
51:55
yes, music by Jimmy McHugh, lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Composed in 1930.
Miriam Seelig
51:59
Wonderful Yasar Koach!
Omer Riżi
52:04
Please subscribe :-)
Kitty Hoffman
52:22
from Wikipedia: ‘ “On the Sunny Side of the Street" is a 1930 song composed by Jimmy McHugh with lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Some authors say that Fats Waller was the composer, but he sold the rights to the song.[1] It was introduced in the Broadway musical Lew Leslie's International Revue starring Harry Richman and Gertrude Lawrence.’
ehpressmang@gmail.com
53:56
Thank you for this ray of musical sunshine!
Omer Riżi
54:49
Thanks! more to come…
Shirley Cirlin
55:59
Kiahon could only have been 15 years old when WWII broke out - he could not have been writing before the war surely?
Israel Gopstein
57:06
"Kishon" is the name of a small river near what in the late 1940's was my home in Nesher, near (now absorbed by) Haifa. Any information on why he adopt that name?
Fredi
01:00:37
. In 1945, he changed his surname from Hoffmann to Kishont and returned to Hungary, where he continued to study art and writing. In 1948 he completed his studies in metal sculpturing and art history and began publishing humorous articles under the name Franz Kishunt. In 1949 he immigrated to the newly founded state of Israel, together with his first wife Eva (Chawa) Klamer, to escape the Communist regime. When arriving in Israel an immigration officer officially Hebraicized his name to "Ephraim Kishon". According to Kishon, the Jewish Agency clerk asked him for his name and when he answered "Ferenc" the clerk said: There is no such thing, and wrote "Ephraim", and afterwards he went ahead and Hebraicized his family name as well, Kishon being a river near Haifa, the Israeli city on Mount Carmel.
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:05:43
Reminds me of the joke about the Jewish Grandmother whose grandson is swept away by a wave at the shore…. Surely some here know this story?
Jon Tepper in Tucson
01:06:08
He Has a Hat!
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:06:28
He HAD a hat!
Linda Henry Goodman
01:06:37
Great story, Dorothy, I have used that story in 2 different High Holy Day sermons.
Jon Tepper in Tucson
01:06:38
....Excuse me, Riboneh shel Olam, he had a hat!
Denah S Bookstein
01:07:24
it’s all about survival!
Denah S Bookstein
01:07:35
h
Linda Henry Goodman
01:07:40
But it represents the freedom to be cranky human beings just like anyone else!
Denah S Bookstein
01:07:52
this is poking fun at himself
rheadorn
01:07:55
At time of high stress, totally understandable. I see myself in this.
Ed Grossman
01:08:06
Karin & Varda raised hands as well
Kitty Hoffman
01:09:52
A master reading a master
Heather Silverman
01:10:05
yes
Julia Gilden
01:10:07
I am currently reading a Keret book…Fly Already…for my book group
Denah S Bookstein
01:11:45
could we see the text please
Ed Grossman
01:16:31
Dorothea & Kitty..
Ed Grossman
01:17:05
and Heather...
rheadorn
01:17:15
Kerret personifies the story itself. The story has feelings and opinions. The story does not need our applause.
Ed Grossman
01:18:29
This is a self-deprecating story, so if you're tire of it, it will just stop.
Varda Farber
01:20:25
hiding behind bravado.
Kitty Hoffman
01:21:29
Also amazing in person — I was fortunate to experience him live
Elisheva Edelson
01:23:42
Must leave! Oy! Thank you Rachel!
Wendy Liebow
01:23:50
In New Yorker, there are two pieces that are exchanges of letters between Keret and Sayed Kashua that are worth reading. https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/tell-story-happy-ending-exchange-etgar-keret-sayed-kashua
Leo
01:24:11
You sing the best jazz numbers.
Wendy Liebow
01:24:31
apologies if the articles are too political
Michal
01:25:01
Wendy, Thanks for the link! Sounds fascinating.
Julia Gilden
01:25:09
I love to think that Israelis love the songs that shaped us in the sixties and seventies…timeless..thank you.
diane allan
01:26:43
great song beauifully and fully rendered
Josef Weisgras
01:26:47
The piano should be louder
Leo
01:26:52
The jazz accompaniment on piano is great
Denah S Bookstein
01:27:13
lovely music
Yael Gott
01:27:15
Beautiful! Todah!
Phyllis Levenson
01:27:18
Both sounded wonderful
Rosemary Linsider
01:27:19
Beautiful!
Erica Sokoloff
01:27:31
Carole King would be proud. Thank you:)
Dorothea Dorenz
01:27:35
many thanks for your beautiful singing!
rheadorn
01:27:36
I love these songs and beautifully performed.
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:27:40
Beautiful music! Thank you!
Miriam Seelig
01:27:50
Very Beautiful Music Thank You!
Suzie Lampert
01:28:15
Thanks for such an uplifting performance
Omer Riżi
01:29:09
Thank you all for your kind words!! We will be back:)
nily sofer
01:30:18
Julia,what you think the Israelis know only desert things? what an insult remark and thought----
Dorothea Dorenz
01:32:17
hilarious!
Kitty Hoffman
01:32:44
“He’s a good boy”
Miriam Diamond Gateways: Access to Jewish Education
01:33:14
:)
muriel wolf
01:33:18
so enjoed the musi muriel wolf
Miriam Diamond Gateways: Access to Jewish Education
01:33:27
Have a kosher Pesach!
stanleykay
01:34:10
Everyone gets it!
Jon Tepper in Tucson
01:34:23
this is on YouTube, with English subtitles.
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:34:29
Was this ever shown in Germany?
Sharon Heim
01:35:04
I don’t think it’s funny, especially as a child of Shoah survivors
Miriam Diamond Gateways: Access to Jewish Education
01:35:29
And I'm also a child of survivors and enjoyed it.
Viktoria Dorosz
01:35:29
not at all, it’s universal, when it’s good it works, e.g. Monthy Python was a hit in Japan
elizabeth caplun
01:36:03
I agree with Linda
Leonie Kramer
01:36:25
Feldermaus is a takeoff of Fledermaus, the operetta, right?
Yael Gott
01:36:36
I think the irony is that we, Israeli's, don't need to been considered for Affirmative Action, due to our history.
stanleykay
01:36:40
remind of “adventures” my parents had with workmen, banks, telephone co in Israel setting up their apartment! Dad saw the humor, mom did not!
A Ginsburg
01:36:57
"The Producers" was a huge hit here and continues today with reruns and live productions. Again, black humor to deal with the uncomfortable.
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:37:38
Absolutely. And that was even more edgy!
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:38:02
Springtime for Hitler and Germany
Ed Grossman
01:38:12
Jewish guilt projected onto the goyim
rheadorn
01:38:59
Sholem Aleichem”s humor. Kashua’s humor. All use humor as comment.
stanleykay
01:39:09
We saw blazing saddles in Okla in 70’s, the only people in small audience who laughed, got most of the humor!
Denah S Bookstein
01:39:17
many younger feel oppressed by their history, family history
Linda Henry Goodman
01:39:51
Mel Brooks broke all the rules.
Leonie Kramer
01:40:55
Check out the film “The Last Laugh” which explores the dilemma of using the Holocaust as a topic of humor.
Viktoria Dorosz
01:42:51
He left for good in 2015
Ed Grossman
01:44:03
Turn on passing sound through, lower left
michael newman
01:44:36
Also Tel Aviv on Fire
A Ginsburg
01:45:36
One of the best episodes deals with Pesach. It's on YouTube and fabulously funny. Arab jealously of the Israeli Pesach and the Haggadah.
Kitty Hoffman
01:46:11
He was educated in an elite Hebrew school (on scholarship) with Jewish israelis, wrote all his books in Hebrew; he was as ‘integrated’ as it was possible for an Arab/Palestinian Israeli.
Kitty Hoffman
01:47:04
Much like Keret, his writing is hilarious and then suddenly you realize how tragic it all is.
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
01:47:25
Tel Aviv on Fire was amazing Was that his work?
Ed Grossman
01:47:31
"more"; "share screen sound"
Heather Rockman
01:48:03
He wrote a weekly column in Haaretz. Very much missed
Heather Silverman
01:48:39
I heard a very poignant interview with him where he discussed the fact that he writes in Hebrew - and the paradoxes that this causes. For whom is he writing? What is it like to write in the voice of the ‘oppressor’ etc.
Michal
01:48:55
He wrote a great, bittersweet column
Heather Silverman
01:49:22
yes, I’v read his novels and essays
Kitty Hoffman
01:50:05
He wrote a very poignant book about his experiences as the only palestinian student in the elite school. It was turned into quite a good film.
A Ginsburg
01:50:35
I heard him speak at Wellesley College some years ago. He spoke about the fact that Jews and Israelis read his work but not Arabs, He claimed that Palestinians don't read literature and that there are no more than 5 bookstores in the West Bank. Hard to know if he is right, but he was very bitter.
Rosemary Linsider
01:51:02
Please don't chat. We can't see words.
IPhone 6
01:51:04
this series is wonderful - available in US with subtitles perhaps on You Tube. a film called Tel Aviv on Fire is similar.
Ayala Weinberg
01:55:02
what was the name of this
rheadorn
01:55:35
Like wearing masks here in USA. It would be good to have humor for us about this ridiculous bad times.
Denah S Bookstein
01:55:36
thank you for hanging in so we could see the clip,,7
Ayala Weinberg
01:56:26
saw Tel Aviv on fire. was good
Diane Tickton Schuster
01:57:55
Sorry for the confusion about showing the clip today. The link to see the whole episode is https://israelfilmcenterstream.org/film/arab-labor-2/arab-labor-season-1/arab-labor-season-1-episode-1-car/ It costs $1.99 to see a single show.
Erica Sokoloff
01:58:35
Thank you Diane for making it available for us:)
stanleykay
01:59:19
Name of Arab author pls?
Kitty Hoffman
01:59:30
Sayed Kashua
A Ginsburg
02:00:01
Isn't it a bi-cultural school that he helps establish?
Kitty Hoffman
02:00:21
Mouna — created and written by Mira Awad
Ed Grossman
02:00:56
Another comic Israeli sitcom (contemporary) that is available streaming for free is "A Good Cop"
Linda Henry Goodman
02:01:03
Thank you so much Rachel, and Shabbat Shalom to you and everyone.
Denah S Bookstein
02:01:28
Tutankhamen
Lynnie Mirvis
02:01:38
Thank you Rachel —so eye opening!
Ellen Safran
02:01:39
Todah Raba Rachel.
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
02:01:47
Charlie Chaplin wrote this
Heather Silverman
02:01:54
He was also involved in writing Shtisel. How’s that for versatility?
Violet
02:02:10
appropriate choice for today
Denah S Bookstein
02:02:10
Thank you !😊🎹
Miriam Diamond Gateways: Access to Jewish Education
02:02:39
תודה רבה
iPad (106)Helene Rosenberg
02:02:39
I heard his speak at my synagogue in Evanston. At the time he was teaching at the U of Illinois in Urbana He laughed becausewas teaching Hebre
Ellen Safran
02:02:40
Todah Rabah, Rachel, for a wonsession.
Heather Silverman
02:02:53
A Good Cop is so un-PC - and so funny! Cringeworthy and a riot!
diane allan
02:03:12
Another beautiful rendition.
Ellen Safran
02:03:53
Rachel, Todah rabah for another excellent session.
iPad (106)Helene Rosenberg
02:03:55
He was teaching Hebrew at the U of Illinois. He laughed because he said the students were learning Hebrew with an Arabic accent
Joan Borkow
02:03:58
Such a pleasure to hear this beautiful music.
Linda Henry Goodman
02:04:10
Thank you so much for the beautiful music....
Dorothea Dorenz
02:04:12
Thanks so much for the music and the humor!!!
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
02:04:20
Beautiful Beautiful!!
Sarah Schachter
02:04:28
Thank you. Beautiful singing and piano playing
Ed Grossman
02:04:39
More online contemporary comedy is done under the name "The Jews Are Coming"..
Sharon Schanzer
02:04:44
great session, great humor. any chance of doing Ethiopian immigration.?
Ayala Weinberg
02:04:45
todah rabbah for the class for the music. Shabbat shalom sofesh Tov
Sarah Schachter
02:04:52
Thank you Rachel! Shabbat shalom to everyone.
Harriet
02:04:59
Another memorable session. Thank you all.
Michal
02:05:09
Zehu Ze is great satire! Available on youtube
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
02:05:21
Shabbat Shalom to all! What a joy!
Lynnie Mirvis
02:05:25
such comforting singing and music!
Heather Rockman
02:05:29
Eretz Nehederet?
Kitty Hoffman
02:05:36
Shlein’s tv show
Varda Farber
02:05:39
Thank you for a fun class.
Suzie Lampert
02:07:27
Thanks for another wonderful class! Shabbat Shalom
Michal
02:07:53
There are English subtitles on some of Gav Ha-Uma. Sadly, they have now cancelled Lior Schlein’s satirical show.
Omer Riżi
02:08:50
Thank you all, it was a unique pleasure performing online for you. You can contact us at: tadmorella@yahoo.com
Kitty Hoffman
02:09:33
Oh no — sp sad that Schlein’s been cancelled. he is brilliant. There are many episodes with English subtitles available on YouTube.
ehpressmang@gmail.com
02:09:48
Todah Rabah for another wonderful session and Shabbat Shalom
Denah S Bookstein
02:11:19
He tried to raise his very young children in an Arab village and couldn’t
Yael Gott
02:13:05
Thank you, Rachel, for a another wonderful class
Denah S Bookstein
02:15:53
He was also the “other” in Arab society.
Denah S Bookstein
02:16:44
The series was shown several times at the SFJFF. years ago
Kitty Hoffman
02:18:34
Yes, he’s ‘in-between’ and so always outside.
IPhone 6
02:19:00
very good film: “Tel Aviv on Fire”.
Heather Silverman
02:19:54
I also saw Arab Labor at the SFJFF. What a great organization that is. I’v been going for more than 20 years
Howard Hoffman
02:20:49
How did Israeli Arabs react to Arab Labor?
stanleykay
02:21:57
Not sure that is really humor? Irony?
Denah S Bookstein
02:23:19
stayed said that Arab and all segments of Israel’s society were all in their living rooms watching the Show!
Denah S Bookstein
02:23:30
sorry Sayed
stanleykay
02:24:06
Referring to the Pittsburg story
Dorothea Dorenz
02:24:31
Grossman’s book is another important look at humor and pathos. I know it not in the decade you are covering now.
Paul Nisner
02:24:37
there are two films called “the last laugh”, one made in 2016 and one in 2019. the one discussed is the one made in 2016 and can be viewed on Amazon prime
Dorothea Dorenz
02:24:52
The title is “A Horse Walks into A Bar”
Denah S Bookstein
02:25:10
I was responding to the question of Arab reaction to the Show
Heather Silverman
02:25:29
Larry David’s episode where he makes fun of a survivor. Who remembers? I thought it was so funny and transgressive!
Kitty Hoffman
02:26:24
There’s lots of hilarious humour in Talmud.
muriel wolf
02:26:30
I have problems with making fun of the holocaus
Kitty Hoffman
02:27:08
I know a young academic who is tracing the influence of Talmud on the Jewish tradition of humour.
muriel wolf
02:27:30
I have problem of making fun of making fun of the holocaust not water what. Muriel Wolf, M.d.
Kitty Hoffman
02:28:46
I don’toften disagree with you, Rachel — but I am a 2G who dislikes Life is Beautiful. 2 Jews, 3 opinions
Kitty Hoffman
02:28:58
:}
stanleykay
02:29:34
A horse- I couldn’t finish it!
Jon Tepper in Tucson
02:29:39
yes, HeatherSilverman: the Survivor episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm w/Larry David is one of the best. one can see it on YouTube
Leonie Kramer
02:34:14
Shabbat shalom and thanks, Rachel. Keep smiling.
Dorothea Dorenz
02:35:01
The problem is that most Americans and even American Jews are not hearing about the good points of Israel and Israelis!!!
stanleykay
02:35:01
Everyone knows of Start up nation! Some say we boast too much!
Michal
02:35:08
They are even opening a museum to Judaism in Tel Aviv!
Dorothea Dorenz
02:35:35
The Israelis didn’t invent the tomatoes but they did do the genetic alternation that enabled them to get to market without spoiling!!!
stanleykay
02:36:43
Just because the world knows re what Israel and Jews have done, will not stop those who want to hate, that would be a pipe dream!
muriel wolf
02:36:45
anone who reads is aware of all the technolog for which israel is responsible
Kitty Hoffman
02:38:09
I think this conversation would be quite different if we had many Millennials and younger present. Israel and non-Israeli.
Dorothea Dorenz
02:38:26
what are you planning next re: course?
Kitty Hoffman
02:38:32
I think younger Jews feel much more confidant
diane allan
02:38:55
Life is Beautiful—Father’s protectiveness of his son was poignant, and provided another lens on our creative powers driven by love to fight against meaningless hatred.
Lynnie Mirvis
02:39:49
the issue is how to use history when you are creating a work of fiction
Kitty Hoffman
02:40:34
beautifully said, Rachel
miraberkowitz
02:40:46
Shabbat shalom everyone and thank you Rachel!
Michal
02:41:06
Shabbat shalom! Today Rabah!
Diane Tickton Schuster
02:42:08
Swim in joy!
Michal
02:42:18
What a wonderful way to honor your Mother’s memory!
Kitty Hoffman
02:42:41
Shabbat shalom!
Steven Broder
02:42:46
Rachel, Shabbat shalom and a warm remembrance
gila appleby
02:42:47
Thank you Rachel, shabbat shalom.
diane allan
02:42:49
Thank you for sharing your story about your mother, zichronah lvacha
iPad (5)
02:42:51
Shabbat shalom
Denah S Bookstein
02:42:57
I love the Israeli way of having gatherings for yahrzeits
Denah S Bookstein
02:43:12
from Denah