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Israeli Poetry with Rachel - Shared screen with speaker view
Joy Steiner
21:55
It’s 5 am here in Sydney!!!!
Monique Mayer
22:20
So glad to be here. It’s 6pm in Liverpool, UK!
carole solomon
25:58
thank you —it is my actual birthday—and my 1st session! what a present!
Jon Tepper in Tucson, AZ
26:07
👏👏👏👏 Mazel Tov for a wonderful year of learning.
Randi Brenowitz
26:48
Honored to have been one of those first 40!
Heather Silverman
27:00
It’s the intimacy and sharing that makes these sessions so different from other zoom sessions
Gloria & Bob
27:08
kol hakavod to all and ya'sher koach to Rachel for making the corona period not only tolerable but beautiful!!!
Jinny Sagorin
27:53
Mazal tov and much gratitude!
Susan Miron
28:15
Heartfelt todah for all the classes since Day 2! It has been utterly extraordinary, and all of us will remember how fabulous you have been!
Frona Kahn
28:39
Tears of gratitude and thanks to my community!
Ruth's iPad
28:47
Rachel you have not only taught us. You have created a community
elizabeth caplun
28:47
Toda raba Rachel and the community! these classes have opened my eyes to beautiful landscapes.
Rabbi Jonathan Blake
28:48
❤️ ❤️ 🙏 🙏 😊
Debbie Weber
28:51
Beautiful!
Linda Henry Goodman
28:52
So grateful to Rachel for your teaching, and to everyone in this amazing hevra for the privilege of studying with you.
Suzie Lampert
29:03
Mazal Tov and Todah for the amazing learning and community !!
Janice Alper
29:28
we are so fortunate to have this forum with you and thank you Audrey and Ed.
Lionel Moses
29:38
Mazal Tov and Yishar Kochekh, Rachel for a year of inspiration during a year of isolation. Todah Rabbah.
Aviva Lev-Ari
30:18
MAZAL TOV to the community that expressed ardent attraction to Rachel’s teachng of Israeli Poetry
Rabbi Jonathan Blake
30:48
Here’s a special “birthday present” to commemorate a year of online learning. To all who suffer from a little Zoom fatigue, you’ll especially derive benefit from this gift. https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/15/22331744/zoom-escaper-sabotage-meetings-fake-audio-problems?fbclid=IwAR2qbbh_zAL4c4UJW_M4X1JD8JbAfEr5DcpJftMNgrrQNl4Jm9K00bLWpO0
Joan Borkow
30:49
So many thanks to Rachel and all of you for creating and sustaining this special community that, in turn, is sustaining all of us.
Barry Kenter
31:03
Thank you. It has been amazing. All of it - the music, the poetry, the art we are blessed to have you Rachel teaching us.
Sheldon Dorph
31:57
the sensitivity and love and pain in the works of modern Israeli poetry has been an eye opener to the experience of our homeland thank you
Joan Florsheim
32:19
Thank you Rachel and everyone who makes these sessions so rewarding and uplisting. This whole year has been made more tolerable by these wonderful classes.
Heather Silverman
32:23
It speaks so immediately to us.
Asaf Rabi
32:25
Beautifuly said dear Ed
Michal Tamuz
32:53
Beautiful toasts Audrey and Ed!
Deborah Trontz’s iPhone
32:54
Thank you so much
Erica Sokoloff
32:56
Thank you for bringing Israel - her people, culture, history and music - to life through the words of her poets, whose words you have brought to life to touch so many.
Paul Nisner
33:11
Many thanks for a marvellous year of poetry insight for both your English and Hebrew lessons.Mazal and Paul NisnerLondon
Rochelle's iPad (2)
33:18
A wonderful addition to a difficult year
Leah Liquornik
33:39
Todah Rabbah for all your efforts. we are all the better for your wonderful knowledge and all of your learning.
Varda Farber
33:42
I join all the participants is wishing you a Yashir Kochech Rachel. this has been a wonderful expansive experience.
Linda Henry Goodman
34:11
Happy Birthday Leonie!
Gail
34:28
My gratitude to you, Rachel, and to all of the poets, Past and Present, and to the entire Chevre, for providing an uplifting and inspiring experience for me. I have grown in Mind and Spirit and in Body through the power of the community you have created.-Gail Levine,Ph.D (from Brooklyn)
Yael Gott
34:29
Please unpin Audrey and Ed
Aviva Lev-Ari
34:38
It is a two ways of attractions: Rachel’s love of Israel and its literature and poetry is contengeous the participants in the class are all attracted to a gifted teacher and to the literature of a most vibrant ancient people of Israel, uplifting session by session, Aviva Lev-Ari
Linda Henry Goodman
35:56
Thank you for the shout-out Leonie, and it has been absolutely wonderful getting to know you through this hevre!
Diane Tickton Schuster
40:36
mistaken file opened
Dorothy Greenbaum
40:45
Beautiful!
Suzie Lampert
40:56
So lovely!
Deborah Chodrow
41:06
This gathering has been a wonderful experience during this very difficult year. It is really such a privilege to have participated. So many inspiring moments, but most inspiring has been Rachel. I am very grateful to my dear friend, Susan Weiss Firestone, who suggested that I join the session about ten days in. It was then my pleasure to inform my good friend, Geula, to join us. The addition of musicians has made this time extraordinary. Thanks to all for this special mitzvah.
Aviva Lev-Ari
43:15
NO ONE IS RECORDING
Erica Sokoloff
43:43
The recording button is one:)
Dorothy Greenbaum
48:52
Reminds one of Neilah. “ the gates are closing”
Sheldon Dorph
48:53
is the grain/seed growing in a cemetary
Hirsh Cashdan
49:43
and the word is Neilah!
Erica Sokoloff
49:48
My son, the farmer, always speaks of what’s locked in his seeds.
Erica Sokoloff
50:10
That may not have come out right:)
CP
53:42
I am just curious—was Zelda unable to have children?
Sheldon Dorph
54:46
we also start from a “seed” but why cry???
Rabbi Jonathan Blake
55:01
Crying is what we do when we are born.
CP
55:51
I was thinking that perhaps she saw the magic and wonder of creation and growth all around, but possibly not within herself?
Gail Lipsitz
59:59
Blurred by tears?
Rabbi Jonathan Blake
01:02:37
I am currently mid-viewing of “The Seventh Seal” (Ingmar Bergman, 1957). A very powerful counterpoint to this poem!
Erica Sokoloff
01:02:55
I see that this poem was written in 1967. Was it before or after the 6 Day War?
Ed Grossman
01:04:42
Published in 1967; but most likely written before the 6-day war.
Andrea Jacobson
01:06:12
Louise Gluck’s poem
Deborah Hollenberg
01:06:56
From Deborah: Our siblings are our collaborators. They teach us. Out co conspirators, etc.
rheadorn
01:08:02
An older brother is a protector. How does death hover as a protector?
Ed Grossman
01:08:43
Death is both a collective and a personal perception. And the 23rd psalm has some presence as well here.
Monique Mayer
01:08:45
Was it Alterman who’s poem had the refrain "v’achoti shotek"?
Rabbi Jonathan Blake
01:09:08
Also strong echoes of Emily Dickinson. (Was Z familiar?)
lib sher
01:09:11
Golda Meir?
Andrea Jacobson
01:09:58
…Louise Gluck’s poem “Faithful and Virtuous Night” depicts a moving relationship between a child and its older brother and the sudden death of both their parents in an auto accident. (Phillip)
Monique Mayer
01:10:17
Sorry—"achi shooter"
Monique Mayer
01:10:25
Achi shotek.
lib sher
01:10:26
was that the name of the music he is playing?
Suzie Lampert
01:10:54
Beautiful!
Monique Mayer
01:11:01
Lovely
edna janco
01:11:07
hi Tomer, yes, you sound like a nightingale. thanks, how touching.
Dorothy Greenbaum
01:11:15
Very tender
Michal Tamuz
01:11:36
Beautiful melody! Today Rabah!
Andrea Jacobson
01:11:37
Death protects us by saving us from the possibility of eternal and increasing old age.
Tomer
01:12:08
The song's name is Kol Zamir by Shay Moshe Moshe
Edy Parker
01:13:01
Lovely!
muriel wolf
01:13:57
special music muriel wolf
Sheldon Dorph
01:14:26
is there not a song BORN TO DIE?
Sheldon Dorph
01:17:38
Brio is living people or things not creatures and i light for the person s …
Dan
01:18:03
Gaze upon THEM, may be gaze at the candle and death together.
Mona Fishbane
01:18:28
Or gazing upon the creatures and stories in her aching chest
Lynnie Mirvis
01:18:30
or gaze at all those creatures and stories inside—don’t flinch from them
Mona Fishbane
01:18:33
by the candle light
Mona Fishbane
01:20:33
There are stories she won’t have the chance to tell because she will die before finishing all she has to write
Mona Fishbane
01:20:51
None of us will complete our work...
Monique Mayer
01:21:20
She honours and acknowledges them, even if they will not all be told.
Sherrill Hannon
01:22:51
The beauty of memories of lives lost in her many candle lights
SaraLe’a
01:22:52
Ha-ivrim with English subtitles on IZZY, Israeli film streaming service
Deborah Hollenberg
01:24:48
From Deborah: Is there a comparison from the “heaven’s heights” (stars) to “from their beauty” pleural, stars to those who had passed?
Dan
01:26:47
You call it Mitat Neshika a swift death
Viktoria Dorosz
01:29:29
What’s the title of Yona’s controversial poem, pleas?
CP
01:30:38
Possibly Tefillin?
Rabbi Jonathan Blake
01:33:29
Interesting / relevant (?) factoid: Cypress trees live an average of 600 years, and some can live over 1,000.
Heather Silverman
01:37:31
Not lightening - lightning
Steven Broder
01:37:39
How ironic that the flame does not "see" its need for wood, for oxygen etc for it to burn? Was Zelda commenting on Yona's blind spots?
Marilyn Bernstein
01:38:21
Please Rachel can you give us the link to the documentary films on different poets Thank you
Suzanne Levin
01:39:15
I found them both easily on YouTube
Heather Silverman
01:40:21
Such a vital point. There has to be something positive that we connect with. SO important
Florence Brodkey
01:41:40
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=%d7%94%d7%a2%d7%91%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9d&qpvt=%d7%94%d7%a2%d7%91%d7%a8%d7%99%d7%9d&FORM=VDRE
Janice Alper
01:42:16
thanks for a great session, Rachel.
marianbroder
01:42:59
please type out the name of the Yiddish poet and the poem
beatriceilieberman
01:43:06
I’d also like to contact someone who can read in Yiddish..Have poems and newspaper clipping of poems written by my grandmother’s first husband. Handwritten and from newspaper clippings. Please contact me if you can…He was in NY and moved to Israel. Tkatch or something like that..Thanks…bilanalieb@comcast.net
beatriceilieberman
01:43:53
My grandmother was born around 1890 or so.
Ruth Reidbord
01:43:53
Thanks for a time together I shall not forget.
judyhurvitz
01:45:08
The tone of the violin is stunning.
Sarah Elpern
01:45:37
incredibly deep!
Suzie Lampert
01:45:45
Bravo - the perfect end to this session!!!
muriel wolf
01:45:51
wonderful music. muriel wolf
lib sher
01:46:00
Exquisite
Dorothy Greenbaum
01:46:10
Beautiful and evocative!
Gail
01:46:12
So poignant;exquisite beauty. Todah Raba-Gail
Monique Mayer
01:46:15
Gorgeous.
Miriam Seelig
01:46:16
Beautiful music!
Michal Tamuz
01:46:27
The Gluck piece captures the mood of Zelda’s poetry. Today Rabat!
Carol Ducak
01:46:30
Tomer, Your music is wonderful! Todah rabah!
Sheldon & Harriet
01:46:33
The best part of this class is ---that it is alive and well and continues! Thanks to all.
Deborah Hollenberg
01:46:37
From Deborah: That piece was like a beautiful jewel that sang! The way you played! Thank you
judyhurvitz
01:46:40
So special to have Marcia here, thank you.
C tannen
01:46:55
Thank you Marcia Rachel and Tomer
Tomer
01:47:02
Thank you everyone,it's been a real pleasure to play for you.
Sherrill Hannon
01:47:10
Todah to Tomer
Rabbi Jonathan Blake
01:47:17
Gorgeous. Thank you so much for a meaningful afternoon together.
Marvin Engel
01:47:21
thank you ,loved the music as well.
Tomer
01:47:22
The Piece was Melodie by Gluck
Andrea Jacobson
01:47:23
Deep gratitude to Marcia Falk for opening pathway for me and so many others.
Leonie Kramer
01:47:27
Loved spending the day after my birthday with all of you!!!
Rabbi Jonathan Blake
01:48:21
Shutting off my camera but still online. Thank you all for tuning in for today’s session, and especially to Rachel and Marcia and Tomer for illuminating Zelda’s art.
Denah S. Bookstein
01:49:33
Thank you, todah, Tomer, for your inspired playing ! We will soar on your notes!
Lionel Moses
01:49:46
Yet another amazing class, Rachel. We are all so privileged to continue having you lead us through the poetry of Israeli writers.
Henry Cohen
01:50:17
I am 82 years old and have always loved poetry but never had the chance to study. Your class has afforded me an opportunity I could never have imagined or appreciated without you being my teacher. It is the highlight of my week each Tuesday and Thursday. It brings me joy, appreciation for the poems and even at times tears. You are a master teacher. Despite over 200 participating I feel like I am in a small seminar. Thank you for this magnificent experience. Sharon
Mona Fishbane
01:52:07
What a beautiful class. What a privilege to have Rachel’s insights and Marcia’s as well. Wow.
Monique Mayer
01:53:08
I am fairly new to learning about Hebrew poetry—I’ve always struggled with poetry in English, but I am drawn to it in Hebrew, because of the resonances with ancient texts and other poets. I was with you every step, Rachel and Marcia. and thank you, Tomer for your beautiful music.—Monique
lib sher
01:53:46
I wouldn
lib sher
01:54:48
I wouldn't expect there to be any issue in the Chassidish world for writing at all or writing poetry, specifically. Of course if she were writing offensively that would be different.
lib sher
01:56:53
...offensively as in grossly
Fredi
01:59:56
Found at Masada
Joy Steiner
02:04:12
Van Gogh painted the Cyprus trees as a symbol of death
elizabeth caplun
02:07:12
Good for you Marica about not supporting Amazon!
Taibel
02:08:11
Joe buchwald gelles, first american distributor of noam sachs zion’s a different night haggadah, 25 years old, sent out a plea yesterday not to buy books from amazon, authors just can’t make enough money when sold from amazon
Andrea Jacobson
02:09:01
Yes! Independent local booksellers who support independent thought and voices!
Paul Corwin
02:13:09
Absolutely correct
Claudia
02:15:31
I seonnd that thought monique and thanks rachel marcia and tomer.
Elaine H
02:15:45
Yes I've heard of that custom of planting the trees.
Taibel
02:15:51
Will send to rachel, cypress daughter, son cedar, goes back to talmud gittin 57a
Thelma Bernstein
02:21:53
Thank you, Rachel, for sharing your knowledge about Zelda with us.
Joy Steiner
02:25:40
Thank you Rachel and everyone, a truly wonderful session
Ed Grossman
02:30:23
please email your non-eulogy special moments to korazim@gmail.com.
Barbara Taragan
02:31:18
Todah raba
Ed Grossman
02:31:54
Thank you Marcia!
gila appleby
02:32:09
Todah raba!