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April Fools West Jerusalem Digest:

“A hidden poem titled ‘Shalom Matityahu’ written in the handwriting of the national poet Chaim Nachman Bialik, was found in the archives.
Initially, it seems that this is a particularly lively protest poem with a feminist message, relative to the period it was written.It is possible that the ‘Matityahu’ referred to in the poem is Bialik himself, with a hint of Matityahu the Hasmonean [1]. We are certain that artists and singers of Israel will jump on our find and set it to music”.

[Free translation of the poem]:

Farewell Matityahu
Goodbye and thank you
And please don’t send me telegrams
I do not have the time to respond
If you will shout to me from below
I will call the British police.
Get yourself a life
Because you have no other choice.

April Fools!!”

– The National Library
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“At the next ‘Fuck-Up Nights Jerusalem: Gal Gadot, International Actress and Model.

Just joking! First of April!!”

– Fuckup Nights Jerusalem [2]
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0202 Editor’s notes:
[1] Matityahu the Hasmonean is one of the central characters of the Hanukkah story. He fought for Jewish religious and political independence against the Greeks.
[2] ‘Fuckup Nights’ is a global event series where individuals share stories of professional failure.

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2018-04-15T16:17:22+00:0002/04/2018|Culture, English, West Jerusalem|