Voice of Gold

April 15, 2008

Culture

I was browsing through my media files tonight and discovered an old mp3 file of Ofra Haza singing “Jerusalem of Gold.” I am not Jewish, but I grew up in a semi-Jewish household and I am a “true Jew” because I believe Y’shua Jesus fulfilled the messianic prophecies of the scriptures. I love her music.

Ofra Haza was a poor little girl from Tel Aviv, and her story is the classic “discovery” from rags-to-riches story. I have a few of her CDs, and even though I do not speak Hebrew fluently, it is thrilling to hear her vocalize the psalms and many other Hebrew scriptures. She was most popular during the 80s and 90s. Sadly, she died of AIDS at the age of 42. She had gotten the disease from her husband.

I found a few videos of her singing. It sends chills up and down my spine!

3 Responses to “Voice of Gold”

  1. Amber Says:

    Oh, I didn’t realize she had died!

    I love her music – her voice. If you like her, check out Omar Faruk Tekbilek, or any of the “Buddha Bar” albums. šŸ™‚

  2. Rich Says:

    Hi Rebecca
    My Ofra Haza Google auto search brought me here.
    I am the #2 moderator at the most active Ofra Haza group on Yahoo Groups.
    We have lots of resources to Ofra music you may have never heard.
    Come visit with us if you are interested.
    We do require member approval to keep the spam at a minimum.

    http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/ofra-haza/

    Regards
    Rich

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    […] Ofra Haza has one of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard. She was a Yememite Jew who sang songs from the psalms in Hebrew. She also made a few songs in English, in the 80s. It’s cool that they put her music to disco beat. Here she is singing the famous Jerusalem of Gold. […]