THE POMEGRANATE OF RECONCILIATION AND HONOR Film, at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque was a great success!Posted: 2016/12/19
I am glad to inform you that my film: THE POMEGRANATE OF RECONCILIATION AND HONOR, PRESENTED YESTERDAY AT THE CINEMATHEQUE IN TEL AVIV, WAS A GREAT SUCCESS. The film was chosen to be shown on November 30, the “National Day in memory of the expulsion of the Jews from Arab countries,” in mid twentieth century. I attach one of my peace poems that was sung in this documentary film, and that was highly praised.
The following poem is a Jewish – Egyptian blessing praising the relation between human beings and nature. The green week also represents all the good qualities and values in the world: especially peace, love and respect of the family , of life and of all humanity.
A Green Week
A week like fresh mint,
a green week spreading
its peaceful fragrance to the roots
of my being
“Have a green week!”
My father used to bless us
on Saturday nights in Cairo,
when he came back from the “Gates of Heaven”
the grand synagogue in Adli street
“Have a green year”
brandishing a fresh, fragrant mint branch
over our keen curly heads –
but don’t keep it just to yourselves,
that flourishing green week –
give it back
to the world
Who will give me
a green week
now that he’s gone?
Now that the Gates of Heaven
Only a fragrant mint peace.
I WARMLY THANK ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO CAME TO SHARE THIS MOVING EVENT WITH ME ON THIS NATIONAL DAY.