The “A Song for Peace” Edition

From deep in summer doldrums, Noah tells the story of one song that is also, in a way, the story of Israel itself.


  • Lahakat ha-Nahal, Hufsha Reva Shenatit
  • Shalom Hanoch, Mashiah lo Bah
  • Lahakat ha-Nahal, Beheachzut ha-Nahal be-Sinai
  • Lehakat ha-Nahal, Shir La-Shalom
  • Shelomo Bar ve-ha-Breira ha-Tiv’it, Shir La-Shalom
  • Ahinoam Nini, Shir La-Shalom
  • Miri Aloni and Samir Shukri, Shir La-Shalom

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12 comments on “The “A Song for Peace” Edition

  1. Jonathan Wenig says:

    Loved this episode

    1. Susanne Schellaars says:

      Great episode, Noah! Loved it 👏👏

    2. Ellen Brull says:

      Loved this show!

    3. Laurie J Kimmelstiel says:

      Probably one of the best episodes from the Promised Podcast, I’ve ever heard. I was listening to the repeat performance (2023) of this episode and was so incredibly moved. Not only by the history of the song but the recollections of so many of the players and characters Noah so lovingly mentioned and described. This past August marked the beginning of my junior year at Hebrew University and members of our group ( yes, we have a group on Facebook) have been posting memories, reminiscing our time faced by war and uncertainty as college students in Israel. From Abie Nathan to Zvika Pik, you captured our innocence, our emotion and experience. I’ll add the link to our Hebrew U 1973-1974 Facebook page. Thank you again. A truly outstanding program.

      1. Noah Efron says:

        Thank you so much for this kind word, Laurie. It really means a lot to me. What a time to have been in Israel !(My sister was here then on Young Judaea’s Year Course, and I remember the fear and uncertainty that we, her family back home, felt). It must be something, looking back upon those times now, from this remove.

        Warmest wishes and gratitude!

  2. Susanne Schellaars says:

    Great episode, Noah! Loved it 👏👏

    1. Ellen Brull says:

      Loved this show!

  3. Eveline Alperowitch says:

    Kol ha Kavod!!!!

  4. Irving Slott says:

    I Was greatly moved, Noah. I shall try to spread it to others who may also be moved. I shall al
    ways remember it and what it stands for.

  5. Ezra Miller says:

    Noah, this was your best podcast ever. You covered much of the history of Israel that is close to me through having my Bar Mitzvah there and various visits thereafter and living there in the 1980s. I happened to be in Israel in the summer of 1995 for a business conference and a keynote speaker at one of the dinners was none other than Yitzhak Rabin. I chatted with him afterwards. In just a few months he would no longer be among the living. Noah, this podcast meant a lot to me and I thank you for it. (By the way, have you heard Yossi Klein HaLevy’s take on “Mekhakim HaMashiakh”, which is also a favourite of mine? Check it out.

  6. Geoffrey says:

    Noah – this is the most moving podcast in this series of the history of our Israel through the history of a song…. the second most moving wax your podcast on Dana International. You must continue. These are great.

  7. Ilana says:

    This was incredibly moving. I’m not ashamed to admit I cried.

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