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HATIKVAH

April 23, 2012

Today I want to talk to you about my favorite song, because I’m going to get to hear it and sing it this week.  This week we celebrate Yom Ha-Atzmaut – Israel Independence Day.  That means there is going to be a lot of singing of Israel’s national anthem, the Hatikvah … my favorite song!  Don’t get me wrong; I love Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” I’m wild about Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” and I find Bellini’s Casta Diva breathtaking … but they don’t do to me what only the Hatikvah does.

When it comes to the Hatikvah, I’m a real softy.  On numerous occasions just hearing it has made me cry.  I can recall some of the more memorable occasions. READ MORE

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