Celine Dion announces Israel concert on Jewish Valentine’s Day


(JTA) — Celine Dion will perform for the first time in Israel next summer — on Tu b’Av, otherwise known as the Jewish Valentine’s Day.

The superstar French-Canadian singer will play Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Aug. 4 in a 20,000-seat amphitheater being built especially for the occasion, The Times of Israel reporreted.

“Shana tova Israel!” Dion said in a video announcement Thursday. “Can’t wait to see you all for the very first time in Tel Aviv. See you soon.”

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Dion, 51, has sold hundreds of millions of albums worldwide, making her one of the most successful recording artists of her generation.

Tu b’Av was known as a matchmaking day for women during the Second Temple period.

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