Music of Israel

In Fun
Relationship: Child of im/migrant

When my Dad was 16 years old, in 1987 he lived in Natania, Israel.  That’s when he started collecting records. He used to play them whenever he could, he had a turntable in his room. He listened to both English and Hebrew music. My Dad spent all his allowance on buying records. In the early ‘90s he started buying CDs because they stopped making Israeli records in Israel. When my Dad listened to the records in New York it continued to remind him of different events that took place in Israel.  Israeli records are what you see in the picture above. My dad mostly listened to Israeli rock’n roll, which was sung in Hebrew. It's probably his favorite. My dad continues to listen to this music when he first arrived in New York. Even now, Israeli music is very special to him as well as the records he has are valuable to him. He has specific records that are special to him and even to this day he listens to them.  That has been his way since he attended college in New York.  Now, he continues this tradition with us.  We listen to the music with him. I can see why he enjoys these records.

So what I’ve realized is that this music is not just music to my family, it reminds my father of the tradition of listening to Israeli music.        

– Naomi Paz

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant