Yaffa Yarkoni, 1925-2012: The voice of the country, in war and peace

03.01.2012                      08.Tewet. 5772

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Yaffa Yarkoni, 1925-2012: The voice of the country, in war and peace

Yarkoni to be laid to rest Tuesday at 2 P.M. in the Kiryat Shaul cemetery.

Yaffa Yarkoni, one of Israel's greatest and best-loved singers, passed away Sunday in Tel Aviv at the age of 86, following a battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Lyricist Avi Koren, a close friend of the singer's for 45 years, recalled yesterday that Yarkoni, an Israel Prize laureate, once said to him: "Look how I am fooling the entire world – after all, I have no voice."…