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[YUNG YiDiSH Tel Aviv] Lullabies in Times of Despair – Hanna Yaffe & Mendy Cahan

April 13, 2015
7:30 pmto8:45 pm

A powerful presentation, introducing the lullabies that were composed during the holocaust

in Vilna, Lodz, Kovno & Warsaw ghettoes and songs written about the massacres at Ponar and at Babi Yar

as well as lullabies from defferent nations, languages and hard times

The lullabies will be sung by Hanna Yaffe and Mendy Cahan throughout the evening.

The lecture gives an overview of lullabies touching on psychological, cultural, historical and musical aspects.

The innocence of babies, contrasting with the horrors of war also makes this a poignant subject.

Music can be used to lull babies to sleep, it can also be used to send young men to war.

Hanna Yaffe was born (1956) in London to a Rabbinic family.

She has lived in Plymouth, Sunderland & Gateshead, (UK), as well as in Johannesburg (SA) and Jerusalem, Israel.

Hanna frequently presents Jewish stories and music with musicians and storytellers of other faiths.

She is an active member of Shira Hadasha, Feminist Orthodox Synagogue. She regularly leads prayers both there, and for women’s groups around the country.

She is the Jerusalem Co-ordinator of Spirit of Peace (www.spiritofpeace.co.uk) a UK based charity.

She received a Teaching Certificate from Gateshead Jewish Training College
in the UK.

Hanna has studied advanced vocal training .

She has been a humanist and spiritual activist since the age of 19.


 

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