By Harvey Tobkes

It was in May of 2000, on our visit to Israel, that I first heard a recording by Ofra Haza. Her rendition of “Jerusalem of Gold,” (Yerushalaim Shel Zahav) became one of my all-time favorites, but I love many of her other songs as well.

I randomly browsed on YouTube and discovered she was a very beautiful woman. At least that’s my opinion. And now I share the YouTube video with you with lyrics in Hebrew and English.

It is sad to note that Ofra Haza died in the year 2000; she was only 41-years-old.

Just in case, you haven’t heard of Ofra Haza, or have not heard this song in a while… check it out:

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