Matisyahu: Let Music be Your Flag

In Spain festival, with Palestinian flags in background, Matisyahu sings “Jerusalem, if I forget you”‏


Comments (8)

(8) Fay Gilb, August 24, 2015 3:45 PM

Wow! How brave!

Matisyahu displayed such bravery by performing!

(7) Joy D. Brower., August 24, 2015 8:18 AM

Good for Matisyahu!

I'm glad he braved a handful of hateful BDSers, waving those ginormous flags! We heard the word, "Jerusalem," many times throughout the set - and so, too, did his audience, most of whom, I imagine, were fans. It won't happen in my lifetime, but I pray that the BDS movement eventually sinks of its own putrid weight!

(6) menahem menahem, August 24, 2015 8:06 AM

Beautiful song from Bible.

It is nice to see that Arabs dance to the song of Matityahu with all their flags in Spain.

(5) Annie:), August 24, 2015 3:33 AM

B'H'' he was safe ;)

one never knows! first it's cancelled - then there is antisemitic sentiment - then recalled to please sing - so there he was, Singing by free choice, and the flag wavers also there by free choice and finally not attacking .... the could haves/should haves/would haves confine our thoughts for his safety, and we probably thought we should impose our ways on the flag wavers 'just in case!' but Matisyahu and the rest of us hoping for his safety made one more conquest of love and human unity by not imposing our needs on others, and the concert went ahead and Matisyahu is fine!
However, there should be no place for politics at a music festival

(4) April Sharrock, August 23, 2015 11:01 PM

You are brave, Matisyahu, with inspiring courage.
Thank you for lifting up Yerushalayim - Home.


(3) Sister M. Michele S.C.M.C., August 23, 2015 5:47 PM

Let no one be intimidated by unjust opposition

Matisyahu was correct in attending. In the face of unjust opposition, prejudicial attitudes, yes, even hatred, one must be courageous and righteous. Each person possesses God-given basic rights, and so has a dignity which everyone else is obliged to respect. No one ought to have the power to take these away or even threaten to do so. On behalf of the Jewish people, as well as, all others who are being mistreated and ostracized unfairly, Matisyahu stood and acted with a sense of personal pride and dignity for all. God bless him.

(2) Anonymous, August 23, 2015 4:45 PM

A kiddush HaShem

The colors flashed on the stage weren't the pal. flag. The words were really hard to understand for all those not into rap, but read the text & see what he threw in the faces of all those flag-wavers. The promoters should really have banned the flags, but he did the best job of ignoring them & singing OUR song.

(1) Fay, August 23, 2015 4:11 PM

Jerusalem...

I must say I had been ambivalent, until I saw this clip. Seeing/hearing him sing "Jerusalem, if I forget you... Rebuild the Temple..." brought tears to my eyes.

 

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