christine~ (eppylover) wrote,

Shabbat Shmooze ~ Beatles, Israel and... Eppy's mum?

There are all these big headlines now about Israel apologizing to The Beatles for cancelling their appearance in 1965.

None of them seem to quite get at the entire truth.

However, last July (2007) I had made a post on just that subject ~

As Walter Cronkite used to close out his newscast, "and THAT's the way it is!" ...errmmm, was.

For a more amusing slant on the Beatles/Israel blather ~
From the elder of ziyon blog ~
[ What if the Beatles had come to Israel? ]
Copied/pasted below:

Monday, January 28, 2008

Israel's Foreign Ministry today extended a formal apology to the Beatles for not allowing them to play in Israel in 1965:
"We would like to take this opportunity," the letter says, "to rectify a historic missed opportunity which unfortunately took place in 1965 when you were invited to Israel. Unfortunately, the State of Israel cancelled your performance in the country due to lack of budget and because several politicians in the Knesset had believed at the time that your performance might corrupt the minds of the Israeli youth."
One can only imagine what would have happened had the Beatles arrived...

{cue flashback music with trippy 60's font}

* George could have taken up Kabbalah instead of Hinduism
-The first song on the second side of Sgt. Pepper would have been "Within you? Without you? Where are you already?"
* John might have met an Israeli performance artist instead of Yoko. One who could actually sing.
* Brian Epstein would have become a ba'al teshuva
(The term has historically referred to a Jew who had transgressed the Halakha ["Jewish law"] and completed a process of introspection and "returned" to the straight path.)
* Paul and Linda would have visited Israel in 1969 where Linda would have been "khapped" at the Kotel by a kiruv group, and she would have stayed to learn and end up marrying a Syrian Jew.

Oy! Such a wasted opportunity!
For definitions of these, and other, Jewish terms you may not know, go [ HERE ]

A recent comment in a weirdjews community post:
...whenever I get something delivered, the people try to ring my mezuzah.
Another member replied:
Had similar experiences with that, as well. One missionary asked me what it was, and my response was "the reason you're wasting both of our time!" then softly shut the door.

p.s. Israel denies they apologized?
Israel denies they apologized for Beatles snub
More than 40 years after it barred the Beatles from playing there, Israel said it wants the surviving members to participate in a concert celebrating the country's 60th birthday. But the Israeli embassy in London denied a report that they had apologized for its original refusal to let the Beatles perform in the country. [more...]
Source: Fox News, via

Tags: beatles, shabbat shmooze

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