Monday, January 5, 2015
Chava Tombosky, "Hey O" -- A Tribute to Magen David Adom
Chava Tombosky, "Hey O" -- A Tribute to Magen David Adom from AFMDA on Vimeo.
We are living in turbulent times for the State of Israel. Ironically, they are also extremely exciting and opportune. Today, we have become more connected and we can use our voices and our wills to shape society in a positive way. As Operation Protective Edge unfolded this past summer, so did my passion for telling Israel’s story.
Israel's dedication to life and the preservation of creation and existence is at the heart of the issue we are fighting to protect. In an effort to tell that story, AFMDA and its Heartbeat “do-it-yourself” platform was the perfect place to create a music video aimed to showcase that narrative. The song "Hey O" not only celebrates life but also highlights the holy work of MDA and the heroism of those on the front lines. It is dedicated to those whose lives were taken too early and to those first responders who have seen the worst moments of humanity but who have been bold enough to lift those who are in need, out of the ashes of pain.
Becoming part of AFMDA’s Heartbeat community has been an eye-opening experience. It has made me feel part of the global conversation and continues to inspire my work as an artist, a mother, woman, and a Jew. Most of all, it has given me the opportunity to use my voice to reveal the goodness that exists in Israel and MDA’s mantra that the preservation of life is what Israel fights for.