December 10, 2023

The families of the 239 hostages held by Hamas gathered at Tel Aviv’s Chamber Theater two weeks ago to participate in a music video project with Koolulam. The video, a cover version of Madonna’s song “Like a Prayer,” features representatives from over 100 countries and aims to raise awareness about the hostages’ situation. The song was selected by Tamar Porti, whose brother and his wife were tragically killed in a massacre. The video shows the singers standing behind empty chairs draped with the posters of the hostages and ends with a photo collage of all the hostages. In a joint statement, the project’s initiators expressed their solidarity with the families and called on the world to bring the hostages home. Additionally, a video featuring Broadway stars singing “Bring Him Home” was released as a prayer for the safety and quick return of all hostages.