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This is very sweet and touching.
So sorry for your loss Esther. It is an honor to welcome you back to this community, even though it may be virtually.
Tears in my eyes for the sensitivity shown and hesed. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, Z/l.
Esther: So sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. May her memory always be for a blessing.
Typical of Rachel's sensitivity and generosity.
Thank you for quoting our Bible
Esther, may your mother’s memory be for a blessing.
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This is so moving. I feel lucky to have joined this group at this time. Todah!
bde and nechama
May you find comfort in memories of your mother.
we really have become a community. you honor your mother’s memory by telling us about her
Here the virtual community becomes a genuine community.
Yishar koach for all the good you do in addition to the inspirational teaching and deep discussions. Toda!
I am sorry for your mother and for you to be isolated at the end of her life. It is beautiful to continue studying about something that was meaningful to your mother and to allow this group to welcome you back.
Thank you all. I know my mother would have loved this!
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Reminder to close your video and keep muted. Otherwise I will have to close your video
some people are not muted
no politeness needed. 😄
I didn’t imagine that Rachel would organize such a beautiful ceremony, I am honored yet humbled by all your expressions of condolences.
Joan--please stay unmuted. It gets worse when you mute.
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Please make sure to stay muted
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Suzanne Levin please mute- I cannot mute you
It keeps breaking up—need to start session over
she should reboot!
Are these documents available in ‘Files’? I don’t see them…
Yes Part of the Zot HaShira Israel @ 70 packet we used on Tuesday
"Be=Hivtachot" in Hebrew: Does this word express/imply 'they'? Or is is simply "as it is/was assured"?
Next line says They promised, :"hivtihu"
Did Kol Zion L’Gola broadcast in Yiddish?
good…surprising, but good
My aunt married a Polish immigrant and supposedly he had a great education etc in Poland but my parents just thought he was a liar
I think that term Holocaust had not yet existed.
‘chorban’ was the term used by survivors
Yes!!! And still used by many.
My late father-in-law was sent by his kibbitz to "recruit" at Shaar Aliya near Haifa. He met a young woman and took her and her mother back to the kibbutz a day or two later. Within a week they were married. True story.
and left-wing, supposedly progressive
Boorut is not illiteracy
I’m learning so much. I’m sorry I have to leave early
like Nazi attitude
Why should we not think of these directives as priorotizing those who come first, those who will come later?
These essays/editorials express the classic view of 'the other', the marginalized, the asylum seekers and refugees. Sounds familiar to us -- embodied in US policy beginning in 2017.
A family having to leave a handicapped sicao child bak in Morocco/ That;s prioritizing>Leaving
The last three stanzas in both Hebrew and English seem to be missing form the handout.
Rachel thank you.
thank you Rachel, I have to go. Shabbat shalom to all.
Even a mother of twins have to let one arrive first and the other second
‘the narrow straits’ — echoes of Pesach
weren’t we all slaves?
It's not accurate to say that weren't allow to enter Israel, as everyone listening is assuming, but it was rather that the Jewish Agency decided only to sponsor those who met the particular criteria. Those who arrived on their own .. were not turned back .. IMPORTANT DISTINCTION>
Was there a similar distinction used by the Jewish Agency when bringing those from the DP camps in Europe?
Even the Jewish Agency does have a bottomless pocket
without help from the Agency could they get there?
This happened at Ellis Island
I think there was no similar distinction.
prioritize= European over African/Arab
The Ashkenazim were coming first because they were the refugees of the holocaust
The US did not participate in gathering of the exiles
USA still considered exiles
Were those who were denied Aliyah under this law deported? 'Back to where they came from', Just as bigots shout today, by senior officials in the USA Executive Branch to the local neighborhood bar and grill.
Ellis island was entry point for all immigrants.
When the Maroco became a problem .. they became the priority for the Aliya
They never got there.
And look how well the US restrictions worked out for those Jews trying to arrive to the States from Europe in the 1940s.
Ellis Island was one of many entry points - Philadelphia, Providence, Boston, Baltimore were also entry points
I would like to cover discrimination against the Arabs sooner. Thank you!
Isralei officials were welcome to come to Maroc to do selection there? If Moroccan officials were anxious for all the Jews to leave, why would they want any to be refused (and then need to stay in Morocco.)
Rachel, thank you for today. The poetry speaks to America today. Thank you,
Thank you Rachel. This was wonderful. Indeed a page of Shame.
Thank you very much. Shabbat shalom
So familiar to what is happening in US today with our border with Mexico
The Jewish Agency set the limits of what they were able to sponsor .. anyone who arrived at the gate, wasn't turned back .. allowed to enter
Once again, a great class. We never learned this in Hebrew School in the US (and it never will be taught there, I'd bet.)
Thank you, Rachel, for bringing to light this terrible history of the immigration to Israel. It’s so important to know. So sad. Shabbat Shalom.
Indeed...The ugly wall, crecently covered on the US side with 4 rows of concertina barbed wire is only a 1-hour drive from my home here in Tucson...with a no-mans land on the US side with searchlights and cameras. I take visitors to see how this wall divides Nogales, a city with economic and family ties that span the international border. It's striking, in it's harsh ugliness. It would also touch your heart to see how the residents deal with this barrier every day, as they have to wait for residents of Nogales, Sonora hours to cross to the US for work; or the kide who do this every weekday to attend parochial schools on the US side AS noted in our class on Jerusalem in 1948-67, the sight of a city with a wall in its heart ('U'VeLibah Homah') is right there in plain sight for all to see...if you care (or dare) to look.
Very powerful class.
Immigrants came to the Land of Milk and Honey.
Canada’s policy was None is Too Many
None Is Too Many — an excellent book, BTW — deals with the policy before and during WWII; things were nit that much better in the early post-war years. I’m happy to say that Canada has improved tremendously since those days
It sure has. If only the US would follow suit.
Thanks for the question — I also had wondered…
And thank you for the wonderful reading in English