A song for Tevet: 'For All These Things'

See the transliterated version of the song in this month's issue of Jerusalem Post - IVRIT.

December 5, 2010 15:27
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Neomi Shemer, Yossi Banay

shemer banai 311. (photo credit: Courtsey)


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The singer Yossi Banai was born in Jerusalem in 1932. He was an Israeli singer, actor, songwriter, comedian and film director. Banai received the Israel Prize and he is one of the greatest artists in Israel. Yossi Banai was also known as a singer with a deep voice and is known for his love for French chansons. He sang a lot of translated French songs by Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel and others. Naomi Shemer translated most of the French songs for him. Banai also performed a number of original songs that were written by Naomi Shemer, among which is 'Al Kol Eleh', which became a big, beloved hit. He died in 2006.


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Naomi Shemer was a famous Israeli songwriter and composer. She was born in 1930 in Kibbutz Kinneret. Shemer received the Israel Prize for Hebrew Songs. She wrote the words and melody for the song 'Al Kol Eleh'. Many of the songs she wrote and composed became an integral part of the Israeli classics. She also set other poet's works to music and translated songs from different languages. Shemer’s repertoire includes lyrical songs, joyous songs, commemoration songs and holiday songs, songs for children and songs for adults, some of which have been translated into other languages. Her most famous song is 'Yerushalayim Shel Zahav', which was written and performed before the Six - Day War. She died in 2004. 

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