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        9/19/2012, Tishrei 3, 5773

      President Mourns Israeli Poet Haim Hefer


      President Shimon Peres sent a special letter of condolence to the family of the poet, lyricist and Israel Prize laureate Haim Hefer. "Haim Hefer's death is a great loss for the entire State of Israel, and for its culture and heritage. Haim Hefer's lyrics were sung with the remembrance of the wars, admiration of the heroes, and they will continue to be heard by the people," President Peres stated, Hefer authored over 1,000 songs and poems. He passed away on Tuesday at the age of 86.