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Chaim Hefer

Chaim Hefer  Biography

Chaim Hefer was born in 1925 in Poland and moved to Eretz Yisrael in 1936. He served in the Palmach and was one of the founders of “Chizbatron,” the IDF’s popular entertainment troupe. Many of Hefer’s poems appeared in the newspapers, and he authored a weekly column for the newspaper Yediot Aharonot. In addition, he published several collections of his verses.

Hefer is best known for his contributions to Israeli music. Many choral groups, including the army troupes, have performed his songs. He wrote lyrics for theaters and cabarets, as well as for the popular musicals Kazablan and I Like Mike. His range of songs is extensive, including songs about Eretz Yisrael and about Israel’s wars. Among his most famous works are “Hafinjan” (The billy kettle) “Hayu Zmanim” (In Those Days), written with Moshe Vilensky; and “Hamilkhama Ha’achrona” (The Last War) .Hefer was awarded the Israel Prize in 1983

3 thoughts on “Four Divine States of Mind”

  1. I am reaching out to you on behalf of Saiph Stars, a non-profit organization developed for children battling illnesses, providing them with resources such as videos, songs, games, magazines, etc. to entertain and inspire them while undergoing treatments during their long hospitalizations.
    BH, we have a wide range of performers, singers, storytellers such as Yakov Shwekey, Mordechai Shapiro, Ari Goldwag, Baruch Levine, YBC, Uri Davidi, Rabbi Ashear, Rabbi Lish, Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation, Rabbi Erps, Rebbee Hill, Rabbi Pesach Krohn, and many more who have joined our project by allowing us to use their material. In addition, subscriptions such as Mishpacha, Binah, The Circle, Spotlight, JWOW have all joined our project as well BH. All the material will be uploaded to locked iPads and is streamed thru the Saiph Stars App designated to be used by these children.
    We would love to include your material as it would mean a lot to the children.
    Please check out our website for more info at http://www.saiphstars.com.
    It should be a tremendous zechus for you! Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
    Shulamit

  2. Felice Glazer says:

    I was just sitting at my piano looking over a very old book of songs called the songs we sing by Harry Cooper Smith. I got this book when I went to Anshe emet Sunday school in Chicago. That was in the late forties and fifties. This book is falling apart but I love it and will never part with it until I pass away. Something today just made me decide to look up the name of Harry Coopersmith and that’s how I found this site.

  3. Philip Joseph Brody says:

    Joseph Brody was my great grandfather. Murray Brody was my grandfather and Joseph Brody was my father. I am Philip Joseph Brody born in Queens N.Y. My halfbrother Brian is a saxophone player. Unfortunately I think musical talent skipped me. My great grandfather died before my father was born. Unfortunately my father died around 59 years old. I’m about to be 52 so hopefully I won’t pass before my time.

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