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  1/22/2014, Shevat 21, 5774

Lechi Jewish Underground Songs to Get Modern Treatment


A concert of Jewish underground music composed by Avraham Stern will take place next week in Jerusalem. Avraham "Yair" Stern was the leader of the Lohamei Herut Yisrael (Fighters for the Freedom of Israel), known by its acronym Lechi. His most well-known song is Chayalim Almonim, or Unknown Soldiers which became an anthem for the Jewish groups fighting against the British Mandate in the 1940s. 

The concert will feature jazz virtuoso Daniel Zamir, the head of the Mizmor School at the Givat Washington Campus of Education. Zamir's students will present their interpretation of Stern's poetry. 

Also speaking will be Lechi veteran Geula Cohen, Stern's son, Yair Stern, head of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and others. It will take place at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem on Wednesday January 29th at 8:00pm.