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Israel’s English Version
By James Buckley   |   July 4, 2019

The following comes directly from songwriter and Emmy nominee Molly-Ann Leikin, who informs us that she has written the official English lyric to Hatikvah, the Israeli National Anthem. The melody was adapted by composer Bedrich Smetana from a Lithuanian Folk song. In 1886, a transliteration was written by poet Naftali Herz Imber, but it was […]