Bnai Brith honor goes to Israeli musician

B’nai B’rith World Center will confer a special citation upon Israeli musician and composer Nurit Hirsh in recognition of her contribution to fostering Israel-diaspora relations through the arts.

The citation will be presented on Sunday, June 29 at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, in recognition of Hirsh’s contribution to Jewish and Israeli culture, both in Israel and around the world.

Hirsh has performed around the world for more than 50 years and has composed more than 1,500 songs, which have been published in a collection of six books and 13 albums.

In a statement, B’nai B’rith said that many of Hirsh’s popular songs serve as a bridge, a language and a source of shared identity between Israel and Jewish communities around the world. — ynetnews.com