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The Girls are Back: The Gilmore Girls Reunion Cheers Up Israeli Girls Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

Ten months after the first Backstreet Boys` concert in Israel, the Israeli girls (בָּנוֺת) have another reason to cheer: the Gilmore Girls reunion! The show (תָּכְנִית) went off the air nine years ago, the viewers are a decade older, but the Israeli web is thrilled: the בָּנוֺת are back! Online articles announcing the good news, even Haaretz newspaper (check out the Hebrew article). Journalists are occupied by the cast: Jess is in (the Hebrew article), Sookie is out (the Hebrew article).

 

Photot by Ayana

Before the internet and the cell phone era we all followed, week after week, Emily, Lorelai and Rory`s quest for happiness. It’s interesting how time (זְמַן) could alter things into experiences. The simplest dish becomes a family traditional cuisine. Essential shopping becomes quality time (זְמַן אֵיכוּת). And even a weekly TV show (תָּכְנִית טֶלֶוִיזְיָה) becomes a part of one’s life. Especially one that reflects a crucial aspect in any girl’s (בַּת) life: mother-daughter relationship.

זְמַן is also capable of changing our views. When the תָּכְנִית was kicking I was about the same age as Rory and had a similar agenda as her. No wonder I saw Stars Hollow from her eyes: the kind heart of people, the wisdom hidden in books, the cool mother (אִמָּא) she has. As other בָּנוֺת at my age I wanted to be loved like Rory and fun like Lorelai. But nowadays when I re-watch theתָּכְנִית , and I am about the same age as Lorelai, I realize that Rory’s אִמָּא isn’t fun or cool. She is just a childish grown up with a kid. And I’m not the only one to opine like this – check out the Hebrew critique.

Wisdom can be found outside of books or תָּכְנִית טֶלֶוִיזְיָה. Nonetheless, one can still enjoy the תָּכְנִית. I am definitely looking forward for the reunion!

 

Text vocabulary:

Girl = בַּת

Girls = בָּנוֺת

Mother, mom = אֵם, אִמָּא

Time = זְמַן

Quality time = אֵיכוּת זְמַן

TV show = תָּכְנִית טֶלֶוִיזְיָה

 

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Comments:

  1. Camilla:

    Thanks for this post, Ayana. 🙂 This used to be one of my sister’s favorite shows. Good vocabulary to learn too.

    • Ayana:

      @Camilla Thanks, Camilla! I’m glad you enjoyed it 😉