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Hatikva

Hatikvah 'The Hope' is the national anthem of the State of Israel.
20 Sep 2023
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The National Anthem of the State of Israel
The National Anthem of the State of Israel
 
      

 

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Part of 19th-century Jewish poetry, the theme of the Romantic composition reflects the 2,000-year-old desire of the Jewish people to return to the Land of Israel to reclaim it as a free and sovereign nation-state. The piece's lyrics are adapted from a work by Naftali Herz Imber, a Jewish poet from Złoczów, Austrian Galicia. Imber wrote the first version of the poem in 1877, when he was hosted by a Jewish scholar in Iași, Romania.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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