Jerusalem Symphony pays tribute to Shira Banki

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The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra premieres Daniel Markovich’s ‘Holes in Time’ as part of its opening season concert. The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra opens its 2016/2017 concert season with the world première of Holes in Time by 27-yearold Israeli composer Daniel Markovich. It was written in memory of Shira Banki, the 16-year-old girl murdered by a religious […]

Going in Shira Banki’s Way

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Ori Banki, father of Shira Banki, announced the launch of “Derech Shira Banki” (‘Shira Banki’s Way,’ SBW), a new organization aimed at promoting acceptance and understanding in the Israeli public. Shira Banki’s Way plans to engage in educational activities and to promote values of moderation in the public domain. “Our hope is that the moderate, […]

A Song For Shira: August 2, 2016

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All mainstream Israeli media outlets played “Shir Le’Shira” (‘A Song for Shira’) simultaneously on Tuesday, August 2. Several hours after the heart of Shira Banki stopped beating on August 2, 2015 and a memorial service was organized at Zion Square in Jerusalem, it was obvious that the song “Shir Le’Shira,” (‘A Song for Shira’),’ which […]

Center Field: Mutual tolerance on gay issues requires both extremes

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Gil Troy, a professor of history at McGill University, A healthy democracy should protect gay rights while tolerating a principled, not bigoted, debate about sexuality as part of our identity quest. This summer, as people elsewhere quibble about the best beach or ice cream, Jerusalemites have been debating homosexuality and LGBT rights. Jerusalem’s religious community […]