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It’s difficult to explain the cultural passions of faraway nations. But if you manage to get Arik Einstein, you probably get a whole lot about Israel.

To me he was on a par with John Lennon. Same crucial timing, same cultural intensity, same sense of a part of me ripped out when he’s gone.


The 1970 TV show “Lool”

(chicken coop) was as powerful as Monty Python, but with better music. To my generation it was the ultimate cool. I’m retiring my youth this morning…