An exclusive behind-the-scenes peek of the musical production, “Ruth & Naomi in the Fields of Bethlehem”.
Naomi came back to Bethlehem today after 10 years, marking the final time for about three millennia that a Jew will enter the city without need of an armed escort.
During the nineteen years of Israeli statehood preceding the Six-Day War, popular songs were rarely written about yearning for Jerusalem until “Yerushalayim shel Zahav” broke the mold in 1967, when Shemer was asked to compose a song for the Israel Song Festival.
May we feel the pain of what is happening in Israel not merely as members of the Jewish nation but as members of our own family.
The Ruth story demonstrates how all Jews should treat the strangers among us.
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