Happy 66th Birthday Israel


3,000 years old, 66 years young….

Hope….

Across the ocean
Under the blue sky
The sun is rising

It’s climbing so high

I know a place where
We can be freer
We will be stronger
So long, we be keepin our…

Hooope
Talking about tikva o-ooh
Talkin bout my hoooo-ope
Talkin bout tikvah, o-ooh

This is my homeland
This is my story
I build my future
With ancient glory

So take my hand now
We’ll be together
The days are brighter
And we be dreamin’ of…

(Falafel just got real)

Hooope
Talking about tikva o-ooh
Talkin bout my hoooo-ope
Talkin bout tikvah, o-ooh

“Anu machrizim bezot | We hereby declare
Al hakamat medinat Yehudit | the establishment of a Jewish state
Be’eretz Yisrael | in the land of Israel
He Medinat Yisrael” | The State of Israel

Hooope
Talking about tikva o-ooh
Talkin bout my hoooo-ope
Talkin bout tikvah, o-ooh (Od lo Od lo Od lo Avda Tikvateinu | We haven’t lost our hope)

Oh oh oh…
And we be singin of…

Hoooo-ooope
I got my tikva- ohh
Show me that hope
Show me that Tikvah – ohh
(T-I-K-V-A, OK! Now you got what I’m sayin…
TIkva, Tikva, come on, come on!
We talkin bout, not giving up, we’re rising up
Show me, show me my! It’s that sound, can’t get me down, Not giving up hope, I still got…)

Hoooo-ooope
I got my tikva- aa
Show me that hope
Show me that tikvah

I still got hope….

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As HaShem told Abraham:

“And I will make of you a great nation; I will bless you, and I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those that bless you, and curse the one who curses you; and all the families of the earth will be blessed through you”

—Genesis, 12: 2-4

h/t to Seraphic Secrets for reminding me of the Torah verse.

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2 Responses to Happy 66th Birthday Israel

  1. anneinpt says:

    Beautiful. Thank you. :-). We had a great time today celebrating the house-warming of our son’s new home. After having been squashed in a caravan (mobile home) for the last 6 years, this was a fantastic celebration. And what better day to celebrate a new home in Israel?

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