Listening to a living legend – Israeli singer Yehoram Gaon

His voice is now a shadow of the spine-tingling hair raising, rich sound his throat once produced. The small man with the huge smile that was standing on stage, in front of me, is a living legend. That is why the audience came. Most were already aware that he can no longer sing like he … More Listening to a living legend – Israeli singer Yehoram Gaon

The place where Achinoam “Noa” Nini and free speech collide: an open letter to the Detroit Jewish community

Achinoam Nini was invited to perform on May 18th in the Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills. Pressure from a local group in the Jewish community caused the performance to be canceled. An article was written about this in The Detroit Jewish News – this is my response to that article.   Dear Detroit Jewish … More The place where Achinoam “Noa” Nini and free speech collide: an open letter to the Detroit Jewish community

Jerusalem of Gold

When IDF Paratroopers gained the Temple Mount in the 1967 Six Day War the song “Jerusalem of Gold” burst from their lips. It was a natural expression of 2000 years of yearning for that moment, an expression of joy that the heart of Zion was finally returned to the Nation of Israel. They were the … More Jerusalem of Gold