Sunday, January 1, 2012

Legendary Israeli Singer Yafa Yarkoni Dies at 86

Singer of Israel's Wars:  From HaAretz:
Venerated Israeli singer Yafa Yarkoni died at the age of 86 at Reut Medical Center in Tel Aviv on Sunday, after years of suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Yarkoni, who was known as the singer of Israel’s wars, entertained Israeli troops beginning in 1948 and was one of Israel’s most acclaimed artists. In 1998, Yarkoni received the Israel Prize for Hebrew song.

Yarkoni leaves behind three daughters, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Her funeral date has yet to be decided, but she will be buried beside her late husband, Shaike Yarkoni in Kiryat Shaul cemetery in central Israel.
For you youngsters out there - and for us old folks, too - here is a video clip:

May the memory of Yaffa Yarkoni be for a blessing.

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