I recently attended the winter concert of the David Posnack Jewish Day School in Davie. In one number, a group of seventh and eighth graders sang an Israeli song called, Nolad’ti L’shalom, which translates to “I was born to peace.”
The song is a peppy, upbeat folk tune that makes you clap and tap your feet.
As the students performed, I found my eyes welling with tears.
I thought of all the Israeli children brought up on the song and other songs of peace like it.
I thought of children in Gaza, Egypt, Iran, and elsewhere brought up on ideas that are decidedly more negative. Those children have almost no chance to grow up to be tolerant and peace-loving.
The children I saw that night have the best chances for bright futures.
Joshua Steiner, Hollywood