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Jun 30, 2004 9:38 am


ISRAELI SONG RESPONDS TO TERRORISM



During my recent visit to Israel, I discovered this popular song. I am translating it (albeit poorly) because I love the honesty with which it acknowledges the pain caused by terror and the resoluteness with which it rejects victimhood.

In the fall a tree stand alone in the wind

Without any warmth or shade

At times it yearns to feel safe

Instead of a wilting flower

Once in a while time tests us

Places obstacles at our feet

But we have our strengths

We will show him that we can

Refrain:

To see the pain, to look it straight in the eye

To hold on tight to life, not to give in

To believe completely that it will be good again

And that despite everything we will overcome

God sees all, makes sure from above

That we will not lose hope

And even if it hurts at times, we need to go on

Never mind, everything will turn out right




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