Everyone Talks About War Songs, No One Talks About Lullabies

With many children finding it hard to sleep for fear of the alarm sirens, lullabies could be the answer. A lovely new album of old Jewish cradle songs does a splendid job.

Operation Protective Edge triggered a media debate about war songs. Can such songs be written in the present era? Should they be written? These questions were pondered at length in television and radio broadcasts. But no one talked about another category of song that is sorely needed in wartime – lullabies. Over the past month, the routine of hundreds of thousands of children in...