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.

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

“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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