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VZL 360: Jerusalem - The Golden

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Catalogue NumberVZL 360
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801304
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Jerusalem - The Golden

Today's Vistas of Israel program tells the story of "Y'rushalayim Shel Zahav" , Jerusalem, The Golden. The 6 Day War (June 5-11) of 1967 precipitated many songs, many of them old, but some were new such as the subject of today's program. The song was written before the war and was introduced at the Israel Music Festival and it was written by Naomi Shemer and was sung by Shirley Natam. The song and its singer became famous overnight. It was sung at the Western Wall after the area was cleared of opposing soldiers and after 19 years of occupation by others, the Israeli army rejoiced by singing this song. The narrator translates the Hebrew into English for the listener. In closing of the program, the song is sung once again, this time with new lyrics that came into being after the City was in Israeli hands and is sung by Hedva and David.

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