Discovering the Secrets of "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav" (Jerusalem of Gold) from the Archives of the National Library of Israel ft. by UJA Israel Engagement

Discovering the Secrets of "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav" (Jerusalem of Gold) from the Archives of the National Library of Israel ft. by UJA Israel Engagement

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Recorded LIVE on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM

At the beginning of 1967, Teddy Kollek, mayor of Jerusalem, commissioned a song about Jerusalem from the famous songwriter Naomi Shemer.

The result was "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav" (Jerusalem of Gold), one of the most famous Israeli songs of all times.  Written during the Jordanian occupation of the Old City, the song originally described the longings of the Jewish people for Jerusalem. Less than a month later, the Six Day War broke out and after the reunification of Jerusalem, Naomi Shemer’s new song about Jerusalem became the unofficial anthem of the Jewish people the world over.

This lecture will explore items from Naomi Shemer's personal archive and discover how the song was changed following the dramatic events of the war and how it was received in Israel, the Jewish world and even by an anonymous poet in faraway Scotland…

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