Monday, February 16, 2009

There is a God (Yesh Elokim)

A 12yr old cancer patient sings about his battle.
Yisrael Chaim loved to sing but he woke up and his beautiful voice was gone. A few days later he was diagnosed with cancer. He worried if he would ever be able to sing again. Between chemo-sessions he spent time at Zichron Menachem's Day Center composing, arranging and trying to keep his voice fit under professional musical guidance. This resulted in a song about his illness, his hopes and fears. Three days before his Bar Mitzvah he left the hospital after a week of intensive chemo therapy, and headed straight for the studio to record his song.

At the day of his Bar Mitzvah he went to the Kotel to pray and give thanks. Later that night a few hundred guests joined him at ZM's Day Center for a Bar Mitzvah celebration that none of the guests will ever forget. This video was played at the highlight of the night.

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