Experiential weekend saturated with alcohol and fine cheeses made by the magic of local dairies. Dinners are accompanied by exquisite wines being poured endlessly. A variety of informative lectures about cheese and wine are held. A wineries and diaries tour is guided to the regional wineries and boutique diaries.
And in the evening…
On Thursday, the eve of the Canaanite Blues.
And Friday evening is the eve of French chansons and vintage brandies.
A gesture for the greatest Hebrew poets. Saha Argov, David Zehavi, Yair Rosenbloom.
Processing, singing and Musical directing by Rimon School.
Sash (Alexander) Argov who have never learned music professionally, but started playing piano as a boy. He never made music for his living, but work in it throughout his life. He was an accompanying musician, but always accompanied musician who sang his works. Argov composed 1,200 songs that became Inalienable Heritage: “no more freedom”, “the friendship”, “twelve tons”, “he didn’t know her name”, “Dina Barzilai”, “my fair neck sweetheart”, “a ballad for my boy who grew”. The songs were composed for the greatest Hebrew poets. The compositions are complex as well as unique and stands out the uniqueness of the language in which they were written. The notes’ stroke of pen meant to spice the lyrics with endless delicacy.
David Zehavi, a son to a poor family was born in Jaffa. Later he wrote that “the first sounds I’ve absorbed as a child were the pouring of the sounds of chants of the Sabbath and holiday both from my father and from the oriental sounds that came up from the Arabic coffee shops near our home.”
He lived in Naan, as one of its founders, until his last day.
Zehavi became one of the sounds that are recognized with “land of good old Israel” Zehavi have given sounds to the earth, the field, to vegetation, to nature and to humans. A selection from his prominent conpositions: “we came out slow”, “Nigonim (playing music)”, “I carry with me”, “my ten fingers” and many more.
Yair Rosenbloom is was one of the important artists in the Hebrew singing and of the greatest composers of military bands. One of the greatest designers of the music of military bands. Composer, arranger, and musical director. Some of his songs: “I was a boy”, “some girls”, “how should I bless”, “a song for peace”, “the men of silence”, “a song of a paratrooper”, “the ammunition hill”, “the music always rises”, “be my friend, be my brother”, “Carnival in the Nahal Brigade”, “wearing a red dress”, “hallelujah”, “ I have love in sayeret carob”, “ we must keep on playing” and many more. While living in the kibbutz HaShita, Rosenbloom composed the praryer of Yom Kippur “venatna tokef” (have given validation), which started to be sang in this composition in many synagogues both in Israel and abroad.
Dr. Gabriel Cousens MD , and American Jewish man, 70 years old, a psychiatrist and natural nutrition expert, qualified in Ayurveda. Homeopathy and Family Counseling, engages in research for more than 30 years and the heads of the Foundation Center of The Tree of Life, that its purpose is to instill the same capabilities to the general public through optimal nutrition that will bring longevity parallel to spiritual development. Juice fasting gives an opportunity to experience a real step up in life quality. A reset for body, mind and soul.
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What is in the program?
Live music and singing, meditation, natural healing, nature trips, tri-yoga, tai-chi, dancing, Kundalini apprenticeships, conversations for self-development, guidance for a complete lifestyle, medical supervision with Dr. Kasnes, unique body cleansing from toxins, organic juices, empowering experience.