Hirsh has spent decades spreading the message of the Israeli Diaspora through her music, and has received widespread acclaim throughout the global Jewish community.
In addition to the initial Times of Israel piece, here are other stories on the award.
The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 29, at the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem.
“Hirsh has honorably represented the State of Israel around the world for more than 50 years, having composed more than 1,500 songs and put on many moving performances. Her songs have been published in a collection of six books and 13 albums.”
“According to B’nai B’rith, the journalism award is widely acknowledged in the Israeli media industry as the most prestigious prize in its field.
Telavivi.net noted that this special citation is the first time this award has been given as a part of this annual event.
Many of her poems are recognized by Jewish communities to constitute a bridge of the Hebrew language between Israel and the Diaspora.