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The Israeli pop rock singer Rita has produced eleven albums, most in collaboration with her artistic partner and former husband Rami Kleinstein, with whom she worked for thirty years until their separation in 2007. They have two children, Meshi (b. 1992) and Noam (b. 2001).

Rita was born Rita Yahan-Farouz in Tehran in 1962, but her family immigrated to Israel when she was eight years old. Her stage career began in an Israel Defense Forces performing troupe, followed by acting school. Her first album (Rita), released in 1986, followed close upon several successful singles, the f…

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Amy Horowitz, “Rita”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0018490>
First published online: 2010

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