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Varda Farber
25:15
This is very sweet and touching.
Erica Sokoloff
25:41
So sorry for your loss Esther. It is an honor to welcome you back to this community, even though it may be virtually.
Jon Tepper
25:41
True that.
Frona Kahn
26:07
Tears in my eyes for the sensitivity shown and hesed. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, Z/l.
Jon Tepper
26:52
Esther: So sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. May her memory always be for a blessing.
Lawrence Kaplan
26:52
Typical of Rachel's sensitivity and generosity.
Michael Kaftor
27:39
Thank you for quoting our Bible
Harriet Wolpoff
28:05
Amen.
Sarah Schachter
28:12
amen
Mitch Slomiak
28:28
Esther, may your mother’s memory be for a blessing.
Sarah Elpern 1
31:00
This is so moving. I feel lucky to have joined this group at this time. Todah!
Ayala Weinberg
31:35
bde and nechama
Joan Borkow
31:40
Beautiful.
Michal
31:53
May you find comfort in memories of your mother.
Randi Brenowitz
31:59
we really have become a community. you honor your mother’s memory by telling us about her
Lawrence Kaplan
32:17
Here the virtual community becomes a genuine community.
Tova Shimon
32:55
Yishar koach for all the good you do in addition to the inspirational teaching and deep discussions. Toda!
Frona Kahn
33:18
amen
Elana
33:24
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.
Esther’s iPad
33:26
Thank you all. I know my mother would have loved this!
Community Education Pardes
33:38
Reminder to close your video and keep muted. Otherwise I will have to close your video
Sheilman
34:26
some people are not muted
Randi Brenowitz
39:37
no politeness needed. 😄
Esther’s iPad
39:48
I didn’t imagine that Rachel would organize such a beautiful ceremony, I am honored yet humbled by all your expressions of condolences.
Harriet Wolpoff
40:03
Joan--please stay unmuted. It gets worse when you mute.
Mona Fishbane
40:05
Reboot!!!!
Michal
40:13
Please reboot!
Community Education Pardes
40:55
Please make sure to stay muted
Community Education Pardes
41:58
Suzanne Levin please mute- I cannot mute you
Mona Fishbane
43:47
Please Reboot!!
Mona Fishbane
44:07
It keeps breaking up—need to start session over
robertakalmanson
44:38
she should reboot!
Mona Fishbane
44:46
Reboot!!!!
Kitty Hoffman
47:11
Are these documents available in ‘Files’? I don’t see them…
Erica Sokoloff
48:18
Yes Part of the Zot HaShira Israel @ 70 packet we used on Tuesday
Kitty Hoffman
48:35
thank you!
Jon Tepper
50:15
"Be=Hivtachot" in Hebrew: Does this word express/imply 'they'? Or is is simply "as it is/was assured"?
Lawrence Kaplan
51:00
Next line says They promised, :"hivtihu"
Kitty Hoffman
52:39
Did Kol Zion L’Gola broadcast in Yiddish?
Tova Shimon
53:05
yes
Kitty Hoffman
54:03
good…surprising, but good
Kitty Hoffman
54:15
(thanks)
Judy Hollander
54:54
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
Esther’s iPad
01:00:13
I think that term Holocaust had not yet existed.
Kitty Hoffman
01:03:46
‘chorban’ was the term used by survivors
Kitty Hoffman
01:04:02
ot ‘Hitler’
Esther’s iPad
01:04:39
Yes!!! And still used by many.
lauren shachar
01:06:37
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.
Kitty Hoffman
01:09:25
and left-wing, supposedly progressive
Lawrence Kaplan
01:09:50
Boorut is not illiteracy
Rochelle's iPhone
01:13:19
I’m learning so much. I’m sorry I have to leave early
Esther’s iPad
01:14:01
like Nazi attitude
Michael Kaftor
01:14:08
Why should we not think of these directives as priorotizing those who come first, those who will come later?
Jon Tepper
01:15:12
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.
Lawrence Kaplan
01:15:27
A family having to leave a handicapped sicao child bak in Morocco/ That;s prioritizing>Leaving
A Ginsburg
01:23:27
The last three stanzas in both Hebrew and English seem to be missing form the handout.
A Ginsburg
01:24:50
Rachel thank you.
lauren shachar
01:28:00
thank you Rachel, I have to go. Shabbat shalom to all.
Michael Kaftor
01:28:27
Even a mother of twins have to let one arrive first and the other second
Kitty Hoffman
01:29:56
‘the narrow straits’ — echoes of Pesach
Kitty Hoffman
01:30:05
weren’t we all slaves?
Michael Kaftor
01:32:44
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>
Lawrence Kaplan
01:33:36
Quibble
Susan Spitz
01:34:23
Agreed-quibble
Deborah
01:34:39
Was there a similar distinction used by the Jewish Agency when bringing those from the DP camps in Europe?
Michael Kaftor
01:35:18
Even the Jewish Agency does have a bottomless pocket
Judy Hollander
01:35:27
without help from the Agency could they get there?
Esther’s iPad
01:35:38
This happened at Ellis Island
Deborah
01:35:39
I think there was no similar distinction.
Susan Spitz
01:36:02
prioritize= European over African/Arab
Michael Kaftor
01:36:10
The Ashkenazim were coming first because they were the refugees of the holocaust
Deborah
01:36:27
The US did not participate in gathering of the exiles
Susan Spitz
01:37:01
USA still considered exiles
Jon Tepper
01:37:23
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.
Esther’s iPad
01:37:30
Ellis island was entry point for all immigrants.
Michael Kaftor
01:37:45
When the Maroco became a problem .. they became the priority for the Aliya
Lawrence Kaplan
01:37:58
They never got there.
Deborah
01:39:47
And look how well the US restrictions worked out for those Jews trying to arrive to the States from Europe in the 1940s.
A Ginsburg
01:40:33
Ellis Island was one of many entry points - Philadelphia, Providence, Boston, Baltimore were also entry points
Nancy Slater
01:40:54
I would like to cover discrimination against the Arabs sooner. Thank you!
Jon Tepper
01:41:18
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.)
Robert Gerwin
01:41:39
Rachel, thank you for today. The poetry speaks to America today. Thank you,
Varda Farber
01:41:59
Thank you Rachel. This was wonderful. Indeed a page of Shame.
Sue Melmed
01:42:01
Thank you very much. Shabbat shalom
Debby Weinstein
01:42:30
So familiar to what is happening in US today with our border with Mexico
Michael Kaftor
01:43:41
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
Jon Tepper
01:43:42
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.)
gavrielle
01:43:43
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.
Jon Tepper
01:52:11
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.
Lawrence Kaplan
01:53:29
Very powerful class.
gavrielle
02:04:14
Immigrants came to the Land of Milk and Honey.
Erica Sokoloff
02:09:25
Canada’s policy was None is Too Many
Kitty Hoffman
02:11:55
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
Erica Sokoloff
02:15:12
It sure has. If only the US would follow suit.
Kitty Hoffman
02:15:44
Thanks for the question — I also had wondered…
Kitty Hoffman
02:16:10
And thank you for the wonderful reading in English