The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (185): Ofra, who was

In her short, tragic life, the Yemenite-Israeli singer Ofra Haza recorded some stunning adaptations of traditional liturgy, none more uplifting than this seasonal prayer for the gates of mercy to stay open. Tomorrow, at the Jewish New Year, that’s where our thoughts are.



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  • The American Sephardic Foundation (or is it Federation?) recently highlighted her on their website with YouTube links to some of her performances.

    She has been the subject of several documentaries in Israel and has an interesting Wikipedia article

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