Reprinted from The Jerusalem Report, March 2005
More and more families are keeping their children at home and encouraging them to learn whatever suits them
“I like drumming and tae kwondo,” whispers 11-year-old Joshie as we watch Naama, 9, perform the self-penned “Be Cheerful,” which sounds something like Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” on an electronic keyboard. As Naama finishes up, Joshie wanders off, but returns two minutes later. “What I really want to be is an actor,” he confides, “or maybe an author.” Later in the talent show at Moshav Ramat Raziel, in the Jerusalem hills, Joshie plays his interpretation of “Hatikvah” on the recorder, and there are an assortment of other musical interludes.