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Sunday, March 19 • 13:00 - 13:45
On the 40th and 50th Anniversary of Two Iconic Songs of Israel

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This year we celebrate momentous anniversaries of two iconic songs of Israel composed at historic moments: Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold) by Naomi Shemer, composed in 1967, just before the 6 Day War, and Yihye Tov (It will be Alright) by David Broza, composed in 1977 just before the Egyptian president, Anwar Sadat visited Israel, the first Arab leader to ever do so. Both of these songs have stood the test of time for years. Both of these songs have had verses added or changed as time went on to reflect the reality and climate in Israel at the time the change was made. We will explore the history and meaning behind these songs, and end by having an open discussion reflecting on which version participants think is appropriate for today, or if we need yet another verse for these songs for own times.

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Joanna Sasson

Joanna Sasson is the Community Development Direct Services Manager for JIAS (Jewish Immigrant Aid Services) Toronto. Previous to her 10 years (and counting) with JIAS Toronto, she worked as a Jewish educator at The Family Resource Centre, Schechter Schools, Ramah camps and synagogues. She is on the board of the Toronto Partnership Minyan, which seeks greater spirituality and openness within the confines of halachah (Jewish law) through... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 13:00 - 13:45
L1 27th Floor

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