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  • Am Yisrael Chai: The Story Behind The Bergen-Belsen Recording

    By Milad Doroudian

    September 19, 2014 | 1:30 pm

    Am Yisrael Chai!”, shouted Reverend L.H. Hardman who had finished conducting the first pre-Shabbat sermon that many of the Bergen-Belsen camp survivors had not seen for 6 years. Although weakened by hunger, disease, and the death of their loved ones, on the 20th of April, 1945 many...

  • Nov. 29 and Palestinian Statehood

    By Judea Pearl

    December 5, 2012 | 2:49 pm

    Even as the sound of “Hatikvah” reverberated in the auditorium of the American Jewish University, where Los Angeles commemorated the 65th anniversary of the historic United Nations vote of Nov. 29, 1947, another U.N. vote was casting its shadows on our consciousness — the vote for...

  • Arab-Israeli justice stirs controversy by declining to sing ‘Hatikvah’

    February 29, 2012 | 10:14 am

    The first Israeli Arab with a permanent appointment to Israel’s Supreme Court has come under fire for not singing Israel’s national anthem at a public court event.

    Salim Joubran remained silent Tuesday during the singing of “Hatikvah” at the end of a ceremony swearing in new Supreme...

  • Arab-Israeli justice stirs controversy by declining to sing ‘Hatikvah’

    February 29, 2012 | 10:14 am

    The first Israeli Arab with a permanent appointment to Israel’s Supreme Court has come under fire for not singing Israel’s national anthem at a public court event.

    Salim Joubran remained silent Tuesday during the singing of “Hatikvah” at the end of a ceremony swearing in new Supreme...

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  • Everything Is Personal Here in the Middle East

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    February 13, 2012 | 11:05 am

    Last evening I found myself channel surfing Israeli television when I came across a gripping documentary centered on an Israeli cyclist who pedaled the length and breadth of Israel and parts of the West Bank to meet people and learn about their lives and relationship to the land and...

  • Roseanne for president.  Really.

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 4, 2012 | 11:41 am

    Here’s the latest entry from Roseanne Barr’s blog on “RoseanneWorld.com:”  “I am pleased to inform you that Roseanne Barr is officially recognized by the Green Party of the United States, Presidential Campaign Support Committee, as a Green Party Presidential Candidate—Tom...

  • Roseanne Sings Israeli National Anthem—And It’s Good! [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 5, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    In her television studio in El Segundo, Roseanne Barr is singing the Israeli national anthem — and it’s good.

    “If I asked you to sing ‘Hatikvah,’ would you slug me?” I had hesitantly asked her, remembering her screeching mangling of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before...

  • Justin Bieber’s Musical Father Figure, Dan Kanter [UPDATED]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 18, 2011 | 10:52 am

    Before Justin Bieber stepped onstage in front of 40,000 radiant fans at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park last month, Dan Kanter, Bieber’s musical director and guitarist, took the spotlight to deliver a Jimi Hendrix-style rendition of Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem.  “It was one...

  • 18 essential Hebrew words and phrases

    By Dikla Kadosh

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In honor of Israel's 60th Birthday, we thought you should learn a few key words and phrases in Hebrew that will bring you closer to Israel's people and culture. This vocabulary will be useful on your next trip to Israel-- or on your next trip to Ventura Boulevard. Delight your...

  • Get ready to sing . . . Hatikvah!

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    This hiphop version of Hatikvah by France's Francky Perez was just released


    Get Ready to Sing

    In 1886, Naphtali Herz Imber, an English poet originally from Bohemia, wrote the words to Israel's national anthem, "Hatikvah." Samuel Cohen, an immigrant from Moldavia, wrote the melody.

    ...

  • Francky Perez’ hip-hop ‘Hatikvah’ en Français

    By JewishJournal.com

    April 3, 2008 | 4:53 pm

    I can’t feature this video on our home page yet because it’s only in Hebrew and French (no English) but this hip-hop version of ‘Hatikvah’ by Francky Perez et Broadway is stunning.

    Stay tuned for a subtitled version in two weeks, Francky says.

    Meanwhile, here are my subtitles:...

  • Community Briefs

    By David Finnigan

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Soulful 'Hatikvah' Ends Wiesenthal Farewell

    It was an unscripted, final moment that may have best captured the Monday memorial at the Museum of Tolerance for Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, who died last week at age 96.

    The ceremony had been held outside. As long lines of mourners...

  • First Person - Hatikvah in the Village

    By Keren Markuze

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    If someone had turned on the radio in Mulukuku, Nicaragua, on May 28, 2005, they would have heard "Hatikvah," the Israeli national anthem. There is no Jewish community in this village of 7,000. In fact, there is not normally even a single Jew. But for one week at the end of May,...

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