Grapevine: Full flower – The Jerusalem Post

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■ MANY OF Israel’s entertainers in their 70s and 80s are getting their second wind, and are singing or playing to audiences in which a large percentage of the attendees are young enough to be their children or grandchildren. 

One of the busiest of these energetic seniors is Jerusalem-born Yehoram Gaon, who in addition to being a singer, actor, author and radio and TV host, also served as deputy mayor of the city, holding the Cultural Affairs and Education for youngsters with Special Needs portfolios from 1993 to 2002. 

This year, he was rumored to be running for president, but did not formally submit his candidacy. He has been active in numerous civic organizations, including amongst others the Association for the Welfare of Israel’s Soldiers, the Association for Autistic Children, the Hebrew Language Academy and the advancement of Ladino. He and his late brother Benny established the Moshe David Gaon Center for Ladino Studies at…

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