The October 7 massacre in Israel affected the Jewish State - and Jews around the world - in a profound way. For weeks afterwards, we felt nearly every possible painful emotion: grief and sorrow, guilt, anger, shock, disbelief, and just about everything in between. At the same time, however, Israelis quickly united in their strong resolve to defeat their enemies and bring home their hostages. Soon, a whole new set of emotions took hold: pride, strength, unity, hope, optimism, and so much more.
Days after the attack, Israel's leading singers began releasing song after song to help us cope with the roller coaster of emotions. Some songs helped put into words the grief and disbelief we were all feeling. Others filled us with pride, giving us hope for the difficult days ahead.
In his new presentation, "A Musical Hug From Israel," Israeli music expert and radio host Josh Shron takes a deep dive into the songs released in the weeks after October 7, helping us connect to the vibe of Israel in one of its darkest hours. How is music helping Israelis heal from this unspeakable tragedy? Even if you're not fluent in Hebrew, Josh will help you understand - and be inspired by - these powerful musical moments.
Sponsor: Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey, EBJC Men's Club, Beth Ohr Men's Club, Beth Ahm Men's Club