Barack Mandela
Human Rights Attorney

Jewish National Anthem: Fight Song

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our worldwide Jewish community has been hit hard by the coronavirus. Thousands of lives have been lost. The Jewish community in New York is on lockdown.

While listening to the song “Brave” by Sara Bareilles and “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten, I created a new Jewish national anthem to lift our spirits and motivate our communities:

“Say what you want to say

And let the love come out

Honestly, the Jewish community is brave

 

“Say what you want to say

And let the love come out

Honestly, the Jewish community is brave”

 

“This is our Jewish fight song

Take back our life song

Prove we’re alright song

Jewish power’s turned on”

 

“Starting right now, we’ll be strong

We’ll play our fight song

And we don’t really care

If nobody else believes

‘Cause we’ve still got

A lot of fight left in us”

 

“This is our Jewish fight song

Right now, we’ll be strong

we’ll play our fight song

Because our Jewish community is strong”

 

Hopefully, Jewish communities around the world will be inspired by this new Jewish national anthem. We must love each other and come together in compassion, peace, mercy, and mutual respect. I encourage the World Jewish Congress, American Jewish Committee, and the Anti-Defamation League to adopt this anthem as the official Jewish song.

About the Author
Licensed Attorney. I earned a Doctor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1997). I earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Riverside (1994). I was an international student at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Law (1991-1992) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law (Summer 1996). I am a military veteran of both the United States Army and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). I am a laureate of the National Defense Service Medal from the Pentagon (2006). I am a financial donor to following: Harvard Law, Yale Law, Stanford Law, Berkeley Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, UC Davis Law, Columbine High School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Phillips Exeter Academy, Sidwell Friends School, Viewpoint School, Beverly Hills High School, Eton College in the United Kingdom, Special Olympics, Children's Defense Fund, Obama Foundation, Clinton Foundation, Barbra Streisand Foundation, and the British Red Cross. I am former special assistant and staff attorney to Governor Pete Wilson of California. I was public affairs assistant to US Senator Barbara Boxer and Mayor Ehud Olmert of Jerusalem and Jerusalem spokesperson Haggai Elias.
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