Shlomo and Ora Yashar
May 1, 2014 12:49
New Yorker Steven changed his name to Shlomo and moved to Jerusalem.
From New York City to Jerusalem, 2012 .
(photo credit:OZNAYIM HAFAKOT/EARS PRODUCTIONS)
Brooklyn native Steven Sher was one of half a million young people at the Woodstock Music Festival of 1969, the iconic event of the hippie, anti-Vietnam War, free-love counterculture. Years later, when he was a college professor of English and writing, he penned a religious-themed poem about the experience.But that all happened before he changed his name to Shlomo Yashar and moved to Jerusalem with his wife, Nancy (now Ora), a school psychologist. During 36 years of marriage, they have traveled hand-in-hand on a path that led them to greater religious observance and Zionism. The route wound through some unusual locations.