Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Reunited and it feels so good...

Yom revi'i, 28 Iyar 5771, Yom Yerushalayim.

Kol isha alert:  Ofra Haza sings "Jerusalem of Gold."  Besides its beauty, this version is especially nice, as it gives translation and Hebrew subtitles; so it makes a good learning tool.

What else needs to be said than is stated so clearly and poignantly by the great Naomi Shemer?


יום ירושלים שמח לכולם


When G-d gave out the vocal gifts, He gave an extra portion to the Leviim (Levites), I am told.  I would not be surprised to learn that Ofra Haza, a"h, is a descendant of the family of Levi.


Glossary:
Kol isha: Various interpretations exist regarding the subject of men listening to the singing of women.  Check with your own posek (rabbi who answers questions of Jewish Law).
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