Songs that help Hatzolah volunteers realign to a place of calm in the storm — and give an infusion of courage to keep going
s the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect every corner of the Jewish world, flooding the lines of Hatzolah dispatchers, these past weeks have shown Hatzolah volunteers’ 24/7 fortitude and devotion in a crisis that has upended our collective sense of security. As these heroes return from those wrenching calls and try to retain a level of balance and stability in their own homes, is there a song or niggun that helps them realign to a place of calm in the storm — and gives an infusion of courage to keep going?
“SOMEDAY,” MBD’s vintage classic, has provided me with incredible chizuk during some very dark times. The words, which we’ve been singing for years, are particularly meaningful to me at this time: We learn every day and we daven/ We ask Hashem please bring those old times back / We all know that You’re listening/ Of course we know it’s true / For I’ve received the promise and so have you / That Hashem will lead us out of this galus / It won’t be too much longer, you know why / And then together we’re all going to daven/ Together we’re all going to sing/ We’re going to praise and thank You Hashem for everything
Chaskel Bennett, Hatzolah Flatbush
(Originally featured in Mishpacha, Issue 807)