Guiding questions for Traffic Jam of Miracles
There would seem to be a two-way lack of communication in this song: We have forgotten how to pray, and God is mute.
- Is this a fair interpretation of the song?
- Is this divine non-communication a situation that you identify with?
Possibly one of the most tragic images of the Bible is of Moses standing on Mount Nevo, looking at the Promised Land he has worked so hard to reach, knowing that he himself will never arrive. A poignant blend of achievement and failure.
- What do you think Kobi Oz is suggesting when he says that we are all standing at Mount Nevo?
- What are we looking out at?
- Where have we not yet reached?
- If this were a comment on the State of Israel, how would you relate to it?
The song speaks of injustice, of God’s silence, and of poverty. How would you say the music – its rhythm, its harmonies, etc – is commenting on the words?
How does the image of a traffic jam of miracles strike you? Encouraging? Frustrating? Optimistic? Disappointing?