Arik Einstein (sigh…)

Arik Einstein, Israel’s top singer – who has been compared to an Israeli combination of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Bob Marley – passed away last night. Anyone who has even the slightest idea about Israeli music over the last 40 years or so, will know that he really was in a different class than all.

And even though this has nothing directly to do with Tell es-Safi/Gath, here’s a clip of one the nicest songs he ever performed: