I am woman, hear me sing

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

By
January 12, 2017 16:29
The Dorot choir

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

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

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.).

Read More...

Related Content