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Friday, June 24 • 4:30pm - 5:40pm
Of Women, War & Lullabies: a Personal Journey to Find our Shared Humanity

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Hanna Yaffe presents world lullabies, touching upon their historical, emotional and psychological backgrounds. Hear the songs that highlight that contrast between the innocence and sweetness of babies, and the horrors of war. Hanna has released a poignant CD, 'Birth in a Time of Bloodshed,' a compilation of traditional lullabies written in times of war and exile. Hear the songs that women sing their children in time of distress. Though the melodies are calming, the lyrics give maternal expression to love, fear, hope and despair. Says Yaffe, "I want to emphasize our shared humanity. The level of racism and intolerance prevalent in Israel/Palestine, today, horrifies me. It is my fervent wish that these lullabies will engender empathy and respect towards 'the other' and lead to an enhanced empathy and understanding of the effects of war on women and children."

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Hanna Yaffe

Singer and musical researcher Hanna Yaffe lives in Jerusalem. She has been a humanist and spiritual activist since the age of 19. Hanna is an active member of Shira Hadasha, a feminist Orthodox synagogue. She regularly leads prayers at Shira Hadasha, and for egalitarian and women's... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 4:30pm - 5:40pm PDT
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