“It's stirring and painful at the same time because the situation in which I have to write a song about Malachi is difficult for me. But because I know how much he loved music and I have been making music my whole life and I love music, this is my way of coping and keeping busy, and maybe it will somehow fill a part of the hole that has opened up in our hearts, in my heart – through the music.
"Every Friday we ushered in the Sabbath with the piano and the singing,” he recalled. “He would choose a song and join me and we would sing together. I miss that a lot now,” says Meir Rosenfeld, whose brother Malachi was murdered by Arab terrorists two months ago, and who is now taking his own music on stage.
One of Meir's songs speaks about Malachi and Yitzchak, another brother, who was killed in an accident 13 years ago. “I called the song 'Crossroads' because we, the family and friends, reached a crossroads in which we have to decide which way to go forward," he explained. "In addition, the accursed event [in which Malachi was gunned down] also took place at a crossroad.”
In the song, Meir said, there is no real choice except “to go straight into the flames.” But the song might change in the future, he added, almost apologetically.
Meir preformed as a guest of Israeli singer Mati Shriki at the Petach Tikvah Gula Center for arts.