CHAPTER A: I WAS JUST A LITTLE GIRL
Bat-Sheva Haza was born on Tuesday November 19th, 1957. She was the youngest daughter in a family of seven daughters and two sons. Her father was Yefet Haza and her mother was Shoshana Haza. She was the sister of Yehuda (the eldest), Noga, Eti, Rachel, Yardena, Zehava, Shuli and Yair...
CHAPTER B: MAKE THE DREAM COME TRUE
The new ensemble of "Shokolad, Menta, Mastik" (“Chocolate, mint, Bubblegum”) came apart. Pashanell wanted to feature Ofra as a soloist but composers weren’t willing to write songs for her. The best of names, from Mati Caspi to Uzi Chitman and Ehud Manor -- nobody knew Ofra Haza yet. Nothing moved....
CHAPTER C: QUEEN IN EXILE
John Peel, the legendary host of the B.B.C., was one of the first to play intensively the original "Shirey Teiman" (“Yemenite Songs”) album. After he got the album from one of the "Kol Hashalom" ("Voice of Peace") of Abi Natan radio station hosts, he started playing “Galbi” and “Im Nin'alu”. “I simply loved the record”...
CHAPTER D: TAL MI DE HUN - KADDISH
About the same time, winter of 1997, Ofra met Doron Ashkenazi, a
divorced businessman, aged 38. Ashkenazi had a daughter who lived with his
former wife, Etti Perry, and an adopted son aged 11 who lived with him. The
devoted matchmakers were Shuli, Ofra’s sister...