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February 23 • 2006
hoshana Damari, the singer
who brought an Oriental fla-
vor to Israeli folk music, . •
died Feb. 14, 2006 at age 83.
The Yemeni-born Damari helped
shape popular culture in Israel with
nature ballads and patriotic tunes,
putting on spirited
until she was
brought down by
"It feels°good to
know that I am
leaving so much
behind, that I
made an entire
nation happy:' she
said in a recent
away in Ichilov
country and beyond.
to a recording of her most famous
"She was the pride of all of Israel,
song,"Kalaniot" ("Poppy Flowers").
not just the Yemenite community,"
"She went out with a bang, just
said Uzi Cohen, an Israeli politician
like she lived:' said Damari's niece,
of Yemenite descent.
Damari won an Israel Prize for
Born in Damar,Yemen, in 1923,
Hebrew Song in 1988._She continued
Damari was brought to pre-state
Israel by her parents when she was 2. innovating and singing into old age,
recording two duets with Israeli
She studied drama and music in
world music star Idan Raichel last
Tel Aviv, developing a distinctively
husky contralto and giving her first
Rachel Kapan of West Bloomfield reflects
solo performance at age 16.
on Shoshana Damari: JNonline.us .
- Damati's talents were recognized
the face of
by national poet Nathan Alterman
and composer Moshe Vilenski,.who
wrote several hit songs for her,
Zmanim" ("There Were Times") and '
"Mul Har Sinai" ("Before Mount
Bringing out her first album soon
after Israel's 1948 War of
Independence, Damari became one
of the best-known singers in the
SEYMOUR BARNETT, 75, of
Deerfield Beach, Fla., formerly of
Southfield, died Feb. 15, 2006.
He is survived by his wife of 55
years, Jean Barnett; children, Wayne
and Gina Barnett of Sterling Heights,
Robin and Lloyd Starr of Jupiter, Fla.,
Lydia and Dennis Hyde of Waterford;
grandchildren, Jonathan Bassin,
Cameron Starr; great-grandson,
Joshua; sister-in-law, Florence Barnett
of Rochester Hills. He was the loving
brother of the late Joseph Barnett.
Contributions may be made to a
charity of one's choice. Services and
interment at Star of David in
Florida.This announcement was •
placed at the request of the family by
Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
SOL BARNETT, 85, of Livonia, died
Feb. 17, 2006.
He is survived by his sister, Ann M.
York of Toms River, N.J.; sister-in-law
and brother-in-law, Anne and George
Gould of West Bloomfield. He was the
beloved husband of the late Fannie
Interment at Hebrew Memorial
Park. Arrangements by Hebrew
PAUL BRODER, 93, of Palm Beach,
Fla., died Feb. 19, 2006. Following duty
in the armed services during World
War II,. He was a successful clothing
merchant, builder, financier and entre-
preneur; he owned the Times Square
Theater and other entertainment ven-