Amichai’s Top 50/16. ‘Time for Peace’ Zaman El Salaam. زمن السلام.
On this first day of Ramadan, I’m honored to wish my friends and colleagues Ramadan Kareem, with hopes for a month of inspiration, reflection and deep connections. On this day, with violence again rupturing lives and hopes in Gaza and in Israel – I return to the peace prayer composed in the early 90’s, when so much hope was stronger. Yair Dalal wrote the words, my brother and dear friend Amnon Abutbul composed the haunting music. This past summer, spending time in a refugee camp in Greece, getting to know Syrian, Iranian and Iraqi refugees, beautiful bold souls who’ve become like brothers to me, this song came back to sing itself in my head again and again. On this day, Ramadan Kareem, may we one day soon sing it all together.
Amichai’s Top 50: Soundtrack of my life. 4/20-6-8 2019/Passover-Shavuot 5779