Naomi Shemer

 

 

Age: 74

 

Summary: composter who was awarded the Israel Prize in 1987 for her contribution to Israeli music whose numerous works include many odes to the Land of Israel and children's songs, who wrote the work Lu Yehi (Let It Be), a furtive prayer following the Yom Kippur War as a translation of the Beatles Let It Be, and Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of God) which was written as a theme song of sorts for the 1967 Israel Song Festival and attained mythical status when Jerusalem was reunited in the 1967 Six Day War a short time after the song was aired.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

 

Born: July 13, 1930

 

Died: June 27, 2004

 

Location: Jerusalem, Israel