One evening in December, 3,500 people showed up to sing the Israeli hit “Me’alay Dmam” (“Stillness Above Me”) outside the Eshkol cultural center in the south of the country in support of the Gaza border communities that face frequent rocket fire and attacks. The crowd included people from throughout Israel—religious boys with kippot and earlocks, Ethiopian mothers holding young children, twentysomethings with nose rings and older men in buttoned-down shirts. Directed by a gentleman standing on a central platform, they joined together in three-part harmony, caught in the moment, belting out the song while waving flashlights to its rhythms.

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Source: Hadassah Magazine