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.
(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…
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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