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

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


norman lebrecht

September 17, 2020

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.




  • D** says:

    Wonderful! Norman, thank you for posting these videos. A very happy new year to you!

  • Sharon says:

    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

  • Greg Bottini says:

    Ofra Haza…. Her voice was so beautiful, and her passion for music so obvious.
    A unique and glorious artist.

  • Linda Haag says:

    I am weeping, her talent and beauty are beyond belief. RIP Lady Ofra, you are missed so.