“The Nation’s Backbone,” a satirical show of Channel 10, invited the chareidi Kinderlach choir to participate in their recent Yerushalayim Day production. Choir director David Padida asked to see what the kids were to sing. After much hesitancy, the channel sent him the text of a song that praised the participation of religious Jews in the show while asking them to refrain from acting like barbarians.
Shocked at the insulting lyrics, Padida said his group would not be taking part. In response, the channel brazenly said that Padida’s refusal to participate was an example of the barbarism the song mentioned.