Yom Hazikaron: The Gate of the Valley

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Yesterday and today we commemorate Yom Hazikaron —Memorial Day— in Israel.

In 1948 the poet Haim Gouri fought as a deputy company commander in the Palmach Negev Brigade and wrote a poem commemorating the fighters who accompanied the convoys and fell at Bab el Wad.

We read from it on today’s episode.

Text:
Haim Gouri, “Bab El Wad,” translated by Vivian Eden

Music:
“Bab El Wad,” Haim Gouri, sung by Shoshana Damari, music by Shmuel Fershko

“Bab El Wad,” Haim Gouri, sung by Yafa Yarkoni

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