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Naomi Shemer
Birth: 1930
Death: Jun. 26, 2004

Israeli Composer Songwriter. Born in Kibbutz Kinneret, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, she was known as the "First Lady of Israeli Song". She spent her army service in the military band and in 1955 studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music. She returned to teach rhythm and compose children's songs, among them "The Mail Comes Today" and "Our Little Brother." She wrote the song "The Eucalyptus Grove" in 1963 for a musical and in 1964, "There, the Golan Mountains". In 1967, she wrote her most famous song, "Jerusalem of Gold," which describes the capital city on the eve of the Six-Day War. "Lu Yehi," was written following the 1973 Yom Kippur War as an expression of public feeling and hope. In 1983, she was awarded the Israel Prize for her many contributions to Israeli music. Following the assassination of then-prime minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, she set a Hebrew translation of Walt Whitman's poem "O Captain! My Captain!" to music. She received an honorary doctorate degree from Tel Aviv University in 2001. Israeli leaders have praised her accomplishments as a hertitage legacy of Hebrew art. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Kinneret Cemetery
Kinneret
Hatzafon (Northern District), Israel
 
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Record added: Jun 26, 2004
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Naomi Shemer
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