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  Sivan 17, 5770 , 30/05/10

Singer Rihanna Stops by Kotel Before Tel Aviv Concert

Grammy Award winning pop/ r&b singer Rihanna will perform at Tel Aviv's Bloomfield Stadium Sunday night. Born in Barbados and now based in the United States, the singer spent two days prior to the concert touring sites in Israel.

In Jerusalem she stopped by the new Aish HaTorah world center and was photographed in front of the Temple Institutes's gold menorah. She also visited the Western Wall (the Kotel) and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Rihanna also helped paint a mural on the Kfir Scouts community center in Tel Aviv as part of a volunteer project.

According to the Associated Press she stated at a press conference that her time in Israel was an "amazing, amazing experience."

In September 2009, Rihanna performed at Jay-Z's "Answer to Call" concert, which paid tribute to the police officers and firefighters who died on the September 11 attacks. She won two Grammy awards in 2010 and currently has several top 10 pop songs on the charts.

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