This week my brother Yoni and I went to the Shaarei Tzedek (literally: Gates of Justice) hospital. Yoni brought his guitar with him and improvised. I sang along a little and took pictures.
We were in pediatrics and then visited adults in post-op. The kids spoke Hebrew, English, or Arabic, but we were a little stuck when it came to the Arabic. We ended up with a weird jumble of Hebrew and the Arabic we do know. Anyway, music is a universal language.
Yoni asked one patient if he knew the Beatles.
“Of course!” he said. Yoni played ‘Can’t Buy Me Love.’ Our patient looked a little puzzled.
“Beatle?” he said. “Isaac Beatle?”
“Beatles the music group,” Yoni said.
“Who?” he said.
He asked us if we knew any songs by Kobi Peretz, but we didn’t.
“What about Moshe Peretz?” Reuben said hopefully.
“Eh, no,” Yoni said. He improvised a little song about Kobi Peretz, Moshe Peretz, and Isaac Beatle. He blew Reuben little kisses. Really, how cute is my little brother?