I am woman, hear me sing

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January 12, 2017 16:29

‘Music is meant to be shared, to be heard.’




The Dorot choir

The Dorot choir, with Dassie Jacob at center. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Sadly, gender inequality continues to proliferate in various cultural spheres, with women often drawing the short straw. Add to that the constraints of religious observance, and the possibilities on the ground diminish manifold.

That imbalance is being addressed, and redressed, by American-born Hadassah “Dassie” Jacob, who has been spearheading large singing ensembles of Orthodox women for some years now. Her latest vehicle goes by the name of Dorot (Generations), which comprises around 40 women across several age groups, and will unfurl the fruits of its ongoing musical labors, to a strictly female audience at the Harmony Cultural Center on Hillel Street, in downtown Jerusalem, on January 16 (8 p.m.).

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