There are artists, and there was Orna Porat

Israel’s multi-award winner and much-loved theater diva died on 6th August 2015. Though her sickness was preparing her audience for the time to say goodbye, it never comes easily to accept the fact that someone we adore is not around anymore. Orna Porat died at age 91, but her legacy will outlive her for centuries.
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Israel’s multi-award winner and much-loved theater diva died on 6th August 2015. Though her sickness was preparing her audience for the time to say goodbye, it never comes easily to accept the fact that someone we adore is not around anymore. Orna Porat died at age 91, but her legacy will outlive her for centuries.

Today we bid farewell to Orna Porat, a wonderful woman, and one of Israel’s most inspiring artists. Her contribution to our culture is unforgettable and touching in its uniqueness’, writes Israel’s former President Shimon Peres in a letter of condolence to Porat’s family.

And indeed, Orna Porat was not only part of historical times, but she also created history herself. Born as Irene Klein in Porz, Germany in 1924 she was raised by Catholic and Protestants roots. But Irine found her own way and was drawn to atheism and became a member of…

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