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One Day

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Koolulam
Koolulam

On February 14th, 2018, the social music initiative known as Koolulam invited to Haifa 3,000 Muslims and Jews who had never met before. The idea was that these very diverse strangers would sing together. The group learned the music in an hour, and sang it in English, Arabic, and Hebrew to celebrate the precious moment of peaceful coexistence.

The original song, written by Matisyahu and arranged by Yaron Eigenstein, is a moving, forward-looking message of hope that one day, we will be able to get along.

I share their hope. On this day of painful remembrance, I’m wishing for love and comfort and hope and understanding for us all. If you need me, I’ll be listening to this song on repeat and having a good, cleansing cry. XOXO

You can follow all of Koolulam’s peace-making-through-music efforts on their website and on YouTube and Facebook.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

7 thoughts on “One Day

  1. I really like these mass choirs. My laptop sound is kinda screwed up for some reason so I didn’t listen to the whole thing but know it is good.

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  2. I wish we could put all the leaders of all the countires in this world in a large statium with water guns and let them fight it out and end all the fighting in the world. I just don’t understand why we need to kill each other. Hal

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  3. My eyes are moist. We need a reminder of such simple acts of togetherness during these times of division and conflict.

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    • Some people have the stomach for political fights. Some people thrive on filling their heads with all the gory details of why our world is broken. I definitely don’t. I’d rather be an instrument of peace and unity. My skills lie (I think) more in the ‘finding things we have in common’ vein. That’s the best I can do. I hope it’s enough.

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