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The Jewish Journey: He writes the songs that make our souls sing
Speaker:   Sanders, Gavriel Aryeh
Series: JWisdom
Lecture Details:  For more than five decades, and with little fanfare, Ben Zion Shenker has been composing music to biblical verses and Jewish liturgy. His work is so universally embraced -- literally -- most aren't even aware it is his. In linear notes, it is often described as "traditional" or "author unknown".

One of Rabbi Shenker's most popular and stirring compositions is "Jerusalem, Your City", "Yerushalyim Ircha. In recognition of the Holy City's tenuous status, JWR's Gavriel Aryeh Sanders sat down with the living legend to discuss the back story of how the song came about and to reflect on a career that we hope will continue for many more years to come.


Opening: Ben Zion Shenker tells his story

11:00: Back story of "Jerusalem, Your City", including translation of Hebrew text

15:00 The uplifting, soulful song itself

Library: Jewish World Review  View All Lectures
Level: N/A
Age: All Ages
Gender: both
Length: 20 min. More Info
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