The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (77): God’s behind the tree

Chava Alberstein taught me emotional survivor skills in the songs she selected and the way she performed them.

A child of Yiddish-speaking Holocaust survivors, she was Israel’s foremost female singer-songwriter. In 1989 her version of a Passover song (below) was banned from the local airwaves for showing empathy with the plight of Palestinians.

It was later used in a Natalie Portman film.