Naomi Shemer

1930 - 2004

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Naomi Shemer (Hebrew: נעמי שמר; July 13, 1930 – June 26, 2004) was a leading Israeli musician and songwriter, hailed as the "first lady of Israeli song and poetry." Her song "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav" ("Jerusalem of Gold"), written in 1967, became an unofficial second anthem after Israel won the Six-Day War that year and reunited Jerusalem. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Naomi Shemer has received more than 147,504 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Naomi Shemer is the 606th most popular singer (down from 565th in 2019), the 192nd most popular biography from Israel (down from 177th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Israeli Singer.

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Among singers, Naomi Shemer ranks 606 out of 3,541Before her are Shoshana Damari, Edgar P. Jacobs, Wenche Myhre, James Blunt, Christopher Cross, and Patricia Kaas. After her are Teresa Carreño, Al Green, Lisa Della Casa, Patti Page, Piero Cappuccilli, and Nina Grieg.

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Among people born in 1930, Naomi Shemer ranks 208Before her are Gregory Corso, Stanley Myers, Boris Parygin, Juan Gelman, Stephen Sondheim, and Paul Mazursky. After her are Károly Grósz, Richie Ginther, Jan P. Syse, Paul Poupard, John Astin, and Richard Montague. Among people deceased in 2004, Naomi Shemer ranks 113Before her are John Maynard Smith, Joe Viterelli, Jozef Lenárt, Walter Frentz, Paul Winfield, and P. V. Narasimha Rao. After her are Hubert Selby Jr., Juan Zambudio Velasco, Thomas Gold, Tiziano Terzani, Helmut Griem, and Jacques Georges.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Naomi Shemer ranks 192 out of 389Before her are Assi Dayan (1945), Dani Karavan (1930), Hugh I of Cyprus (1194), Ron Huldai (1944), Dana International (1969), and Peter I, Count of Alençon (1251). After her are May Ziade (1886), Michel Sabbah (1933), Moshe Safdie (1938), Moshe Ya'alon (1950), Ralph Bakshi (1938), and Rehavam Ze'evi (1926).

Among SINGERS In Israel

Among singers born in Israel, Naomi Shemer ranks 5Before her are Ofra Haza (1957), Esther Ofarim (1941), Gali Atari (1953), and Dana International (1969). After her are Achinoam Nini (1969), Izhar Cohen (1951), Arik Einstein (1939), Ilanit (1947), Yardena Arazi (1951), Yasmin Levy (1975), and Ishtar (1968).