After the last few weeks when many people came to the circle, today was a more family event (in the Ashkenazi interpretation of family…). Shmulik Nahshi and I in the first hour, (with the renovated kite repaired by Hanan) and Malki, Bella and Dina who joined later.
There was a conversation. Nahshi and I have been saying that for a long time, we have been trying to find someone to translate into Arabic. Recently, the name of a professional translator from East Jerusalem came up and we talked about the connection with her.
This week, at the Dokaviv Festival, Michal Weitz’s documentary, “Blue Box,” was screened. The work on the film took 14 years! And the film revolves around the character of her great-grandfather, Joseph Weitz, who was one of the leaders of the JNF since the 1930s and pushed for a full Jewish takeover of the area. Michal Weitz recounts in the film his actions, dilemmas and also his (unsuccessful) attempts to help refugees recover in the places they were deported to. The history-study in the country, even though his detailed diaries (5,000 pages in handwriting!) Were visible and visible to all.
This introduction was to say that in the film and in the interview, elements come up that directly relate to our sitting at the lighthouse and they certainly filled a respectable place in the conversation.
This is, short this time…
Present: Bella, Shmulik, Dina, Nahshi, Malki, Oded.