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  Naomi Shemer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Naomi Shemer was born and raised in Kvutsat Kinneret, a kibbutz on the shore of Sea of Galilee, of which her parents were founders.
Her most famous song of this vein is "Yerushalayim shel zahav" ("Jerusalem of gold").
In 1968 an Israeli Member of Parliament presented a bill to the Knesset speaker, nominating this song for the anthem of Israel; the nomination was ultimately rejected, but this incident speaks to the power of Shemer's songs.
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 Jerusalem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
According to Israeli Jerusalem Law, Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel, and is the center of Jerusalem District; it serves as the country's seat of government and otherwise functions as capital.
Jerusalem became the capital of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, a feudal state, of which the King of Jerusalem was the chief.
The sacredness of Jerusalem has never lapsed for Jews and Judaism, and this is illustrated by the fact that Jews consider the Temple Mount to be sacred ground to the very present as it is remembered and acknowledged as the exact spot of the Holy Temples.
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 Jerusalem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to one of the Basic Laws of Israel, the Jerusalem Law, Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel, and is the center of Jerusalem District; it serves as the country's seat of government and otherwise functions as capital.
Jerusalem became the capital of a 'Latin Kingdom' with a Latin church and a Latin Patriarch, all under the authority of the Pope.
Jerusalem is situated in 31°46′45″ N 35°13′25″ E, upon the southern spur of a plateau the eastern side of which slopes from 2,460 ft. above sea-level north of the Temple area to 2,130 ft. at the southeastern extremity.
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 Jerusalem of Gold - The Career of a Song
Shemer's four colleagues were intimidated and refused to comply with the request to compose a song on the proposed theme.[2] She, too, was taken aback at the prospect, but nevertheless agreed.
The song continued to arouse political controversy, and has continued to do so until today.[26] Ironically, it was Knesset member Uri Avneri who in 1967 tabled a bill to make "Jerusalem of Gold" the national anthem, in replacement of "ha-Tikvah".[27] Avneri met with her in a café, and attempted to explain to her its importance.
Greenbaum = Nathan Greenbaum, "'Yerushalayim Shel Zahav' Ke-Shir Kodesh" ("'Jerusalem of Gold' as a Religious Song"), Mayim Mi-Dolyav, 1993: 27-32.
www.jerusalemofgold.co.il /thesong.html   (1929 words)

 Jerusalem of Gold
Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek had asked that the songs be performed on Independence Day of 1967 (May 15) be related to Jerusalem.
None of the songs composed after the establishment of the State mentioned that the city was divided and that Jews could not approach the Kotel (Western Wall).
When she approached the producers of the song festival she was told that it was not possible, since Natan was an amateur.
www.internationalwallofprayer.org /Index-001-Jerusalem-of-Gold.html   (1587 words)

 Biography Of Shel Silverstein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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 Notable Songs - Naomi Shemer
Naomi Shemer (1931-June 26, 2004) was one of Israels most important and prolific song writers, considered by some the First Lady of Israeli Song.
Shemer wrote both words and lyrics to her own songs, composed music to words by others (such as the poet Rachel (poet)), and set Hebrew words to internationally known tunes (such as Hey Jude by the Beatles), she has probably made more lasting contributions to Israeli song than any other single songwriter.
Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, (song) (Jerusalem of Gold) written and composed in 1967 just before the Six Day War and later rewritten to describe the liberation of the Old City and the revival of united Jerusalem.
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 Jerusalem Gold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The song was written in 1967, just before Israel conquered the eastern part of Jerusalem in the Six-Day War from Jordan, which had annexed it during the Israeli War of Independence.
The song was sung by Shuli Natan and was once considered by the Knesset as a replacement to Hatikva.
Jerusalem (Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Yerushalayim; Arabic: القدس al-Quds; names of Jerusalem) is an ancient Middle Eastern city of key importance to the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
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 Jerusalem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A Basic Law of Israel enacted in 1980 (the Jerusalem Law) affirmed that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and is the center of Jerusalem District; indeed, since 1950, it serves as the country's seat of government and its capital.
Jerusalem is situated in {{coor dms314645N351325E}}, upon the southern spur of a plateau the eastern side of which slopes from 2,460 ft. above sea-level north of the Temple area to 2,130 ft. at the southeastern extremity.
Jerusalem Malcha is the new station a new stop replacing the historical Khan Station at Remez Square near the Old City.
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 The Jewish Journal Of Greater Los Angeles
Perhaps best known for her song "Jerusalem of Gold," or "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav," a paean to Israel’s capital written shortly before Jerusalem’s Old City was captured by the Israelis in the 1967 Six-Day War, Shemer penned and performed countless songs that captured the national mood and drew on her kibbutz upbringing.
Shemer was born in 1930 in Kibbutz Kinneret.
She studied at music schools in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, but Shemer returned to her kibbutz roots in the army, spending her years of compulsory military service as a musical coordinator for shows put on by the Nahal Corps at new settlements and kibbutzim around the country.
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 The Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This song begins with scenes from the Mass at St. Stefansdom in Vienna on the Feast of St. Stephen (December 26th).
The song was an instant hit at its debut in the 1967 Israel Song Festival and received the first prize.
Most definitely, the people imprisoned at Auschwitz never knew "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav." Nevertheless, I have included the song because it would have had been in the hearts and aspirations of many Jews in those harsh and inhumane conditions to see the Jerusalem of Gold--a Jerusalem they can call their home.
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 Jewish songs: Jerusalem of Gold, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav MIDI lyrics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Jerusalem of Gold - Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, by Naomi Shemer
Jerusalem of Gold: Stunning, heartfelt english-hebrew performance from The Road To Jerusalem.
Jerusalem of Gold: A flute and piano rendition of the Naomi Shemer classic beautifully performed.
www.greatjewishmusic.com /Midifiles/Yom_Haatzmaut/JerusalemGold.html   (272 words)

 Suggest Changes to 'Yerushalayim Shel Zahav'
Title: Yerushalaim Shel Zahav Music and lyrics: Naomi Shemer The mountain air is clear as wine And the scent of pines Is carried on the breeze of twilight With the sound of bells.
And in the slumber of tree and stone Captured in her dream The city that sits solitary And in its midst is a wall.
Jerusalem of gold, and of bronze and of light Behold I am a violin for all your songs.
www.zemerl.com /cgi-bin/edit.pl?title=Yerushalayim+Shel+Zahav   (349 words)

She remembered the colours, the sounds, the silent mood of Jerusalem, and her childhood visits to ancient places from biblical times, closed to her forever since 1948.
Naomi Shemer took these words, “Yerushalayim shel Zahav”“Jerusalem Made of Gold” – and used it as the title for her song.
“Yerushalayim shel Zahav, veshel nehoshet veshel or, Halo lechol shiraih ani kinor.” (”Jerusalem of gold, of copper and of light, let me be a violin for all your songs!”) Naomi Shemer, crouched by side of an Egyptian wall, listened to the broadcast.
www.quia.com /pages/t2l6200536.html   (615 words)

 Bloghead: Gold-plated Jerusalem?
The report, originally in Ha'aretz but now everywhere, that Israeli national icon Naomi Shemer left a letter for after her death admitting that she 'lifted' the tune for Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold) from a Basque lullaby has provoked strong reactions.
No, it sounds to me like Shemer, being the straight, honorable woman everyone always believed she was, had simply been plagued by guilt over the mere possibility she could have done something wrong and chose to clear her conscience with this letter.
What I find interesting, however, is the reaction of most commentators on YNet, NRG etc. who almost unanimously ask, 'Who cares?' if she did draw inspiration from another song, and continue to defend Shemer's status (and the song's status) as national icon.
bloghd.blogspot.com /2005/05/gold-plated-jerusalem.html   (465 words)

 Phish.Net FAQ: Yerushalayim Shel Zahav
The Song: "Y-Rushelayim Schel Zahav" is a Hebrew tune, occassionally performed live and included at the end of "Demand" on the end of Hoist.
The last verse, which Shemer added after the war in 1967 expresses joy that the city is at last re-united.
Jerusalem, Jerusalem Oh, city with a heart of gold
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 jt-050428-18   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In l967 an unknown 19-year-old singer electrified Israel in a song that would become unofficially, Israel’s second national anthem – Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold).
That song, Jerusalem of Gold, sung by Shuly, had such a profound impact, it dominated the entire festival.
Two weeks later the war of l967 broke out and the song became the anthem of the war; a prayer for the reunification of Jerusalem.
www.jewishtribune.ca /tribune/jt-050428-18.html   (465 words)

 Bio On Shel Silverstein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
On is the title of a song by the British IDM and Techno artist Richard D. James, more commonly known by his recording alias of Aphex Twin.
Released after his album Selected Ambient Works 85-92, and just before his follow up, Selected Ambient Works Volume II, On is often described as ambient techno despite the presence ofharsh, abrasive beats in the title track.
The music video, directed by Jarvis Cocker, features drips of water syncronized with the song, a stop motion sequence filmed on a beach involving numerous props(including an old fashoned diving suit and a cardboardcutout of James), and images of the tide.
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 The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
An article is a word that is put next to a noun to indicate the type of referencebeing made to the noun.
The articles in these languages not only distinguish between the genders, but can indicate different meanings depending on thearticle used, as in Spanish, where la cólera is "anger" and el cólera is " cholera ", or German, where die St...
A gift or present is the transfer of money or goods without requiring something in return (at least not immediately); by extension it can be anything thatmakes the other more happy or less sad, especially as a favor, including forgiveness, and kindness (even when the other is not kind).
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 .:: Welcome To The Jewish Ledger ::.
If you've studied Torah, then you know that the emblem of Jerusalem is the lion, symbol of the tribe of Judah.
A couple of years ago, the municipality of Jerusalem placed dozens of larger-than-life statues of lions throughout the city, each painted by a different artist.
Although it may come as a bit of shock, residents of the Israeli capital don't spend their time commuting to work humming to Yerushalayim shel Zahav.
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 iClassics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
She began composing songs in the 1950’s and wrote for a range of singing groups, from army troupes to popular singers.
"Yerushalayim shel Zahav" ("Jerusalem of Gold") became popular and acquired a national significance, becoming an unofficial second national anthem.
"Yerushalayim shel Zahav" was translated into many languages and became an international statement on the reunification of Jerusalem.
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 Yerushalayim Shel Zahav
Jerusalem of gold, and of bronze, and of light
Behold I am a violin for all your songs.
I am the smallest of the youngest of your children (i.e.
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 Israel Resources :: Israel Affairs :: United Synagogue Youth
On the day Jerusalem was freed and recaptured by Israel in 1967 during the Six Day War, Naomi Shemer wrote the last verse of her song "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav" (Jerusalem of Gold) and sang it to the soldiers.
A group called the Sheba Choir, along with Israeli Shlomo Gronich, is made up of Ethiopian born children who live in Israel - the group travels the world and sings about their memories of Africa and living in Israel as immigrants.
The song "Ron Arad" was written by Boaz Sharabi in honor of the Israeli lieutenant Colonel named Ron Arad who was captured on a mission by an Iranian terrorist group in 1986 and has been since missing.
www.usy.org /yourusy/israel/resources/music.asp   (358 words)

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