Celebrating life and Orthodox tourism.

Restaurant owners throughout Israel learned during the intifada that the only reliable tourists came from the Orthodox Jewish communities in the Diaspora.

December 26, 2013 12:00
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Celebrating life and Orthodox tourism.. (photo credit: Courtesy Shalev Communications)


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WRITER, JOURNALIST, poet, singer and lecturer Ofra Elyagon, who was a longtime colorful figure in Tel Aviv and administrator of the Lerner Fund, which she used to support and encourage projects to promote Yiddish language and culture, died a year ago and was buried in Tel Aviv’s historic Trumpeldor Cemetery. Last Friday, in a ceremony organized by her children, primarily her daughter Talma Elyagon, a well-known songwriter and author, to mark the first anniversary of Ofra Elyagon’s death, many friends and people who had benefited from her generosity gathered, not to weep but to celebrate her life with singing, poetry and nostalgic reminiscences.

Veteran journalist Diana Lerner (no relation to the Lerner Fund), who had known Elyagon for more than half a century, revealed that Elyagon had supplied her with a taxi fund so that she wouldn’t miss out on any event because the weather was not conducive or because getting there by bus was too complicated or too far away.


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