Yossi Green Composes a Song In Honor of Hamaspik
Yossi Green, the world-renowned composer shares his thoughts on how this song came to light.
In the summer of 2019, I had a profound experience at Hamaspik. I was Invited
to play music at an appreciation event, I had the opportunity to connect
with the souls of this unbelievably special organization and learn what
they do every day. From this experience came a song–one that I feel truly
expresses what Hamaspik does.
I found the words in Nishmas. מַתִיּר אֲסוּרִים, וְהַסּוֹמֵך נוֹפְלִים –these words
describe how the Ribbono Shel Olam supports the fallen, frees those
imprisoned. But it also explains, so beautifully and succinctly, the work of
Hamaspik. Special Neshamos with disabilities often feel imprisoned in
their own bodies. But through the miracle workers of Hamaspik, they’re
freed every day–when they learn to communicate; when they learn
independence; when they are shown tremendous care, support, and love.
The Hamaspik sta¬ emulates the Ribbono Shel Olam’s work, every day.