In this brief but moving talk, Rabbi Prof. David Hartman of Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, talks about the real meaning of chosenness for the Jewish people, how it is universalist, not exclusivist, how it is God's quest for intimacy, and how chosenness is how God would like the world to be - even if Jews are not always capable of holding up their end of the bargain, and how chosenness is related to the Golden Rule as articulated by Hillel: Don't to others what you don't like yourself.
Adult Point Sparring Tournament
Feb 28 2009
1st place Sifu Tom Lugo VS 2nd place Sensei Gerson Ortiz (American Kenpo Karate in black uniform)
Integrated Kung Fu Academy
Zhonge Quanfa Kung Fu
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Anagrama, for four soloists, speaking chorus, and chamber ensemble (1957-58)
Anagrama, written between February 1957 and November 1958, after preparatory work in Argentina, was given its first performance at the ICMS Festival in Cologne on June 1960. Nearly all the speech elements and sounds are derived from the palindrome on gnats and moths (wrongly attributed to Dante): In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (we circle in the night and are consumed by fire), whose completely symmetrical structure is the equivalent of Webern's late twelve-tone rows.
This is not a superficial comparison, for this piece, constructed in five sections and in three levels, represents no less than an attempt to match in vocal music the standard of synthetic sound differentiation based on Webern's work achieved in electronic music of that period. Of course, Anagrama at the same time also has its sources in completely different worlds, above all in Romanic- Manneristic Surrealism, but also in the Romantic-Universalistic spirit, which was obsessed with the idea that everything was connected with everything else. Kagel uses German, French, Italian, and Spanish; Latin is reserved for the palindrome, whose vocabulary of sounds (i, n, g, r, u, m, s, o, c, t, e) is extended by transposing the letters into acoustical terms; the c of consumimur, for example is mutated into a German k or a Spanish q (as in queso), the k in turn - together with s - provides the German x (as in Xylophon). It is not the meaning of the words, then, but their sound values which are the most essential part of all sound, word, and text composition here - most obviously so in what Kagel calls "acoustical translation". Pure sound imitation produces from the palindrome a sentence like: "In giro immoto notte e quieto ingu".