Monday, May 1, 2017

Omer 2017 Day 21: Hatikvah

Day 21: Malchut in Tiferet, Leadership in Beauty
Hatikvah, Israeli National Anthem
Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day

In celebration of Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, I give you Israel's beautiful national anthem, Hatikvah ("the hope"). The song expresses the long-awaited hope for freedom. Yesterday was Yom Ha'Zikaron, Israel's Memorial Day, which always falls the day before their Independence Day. Together, these holidays remind us that freedom comes at a cost; we must stand up for ourselves to safeguard the beautiful lives we have built in freedom and to pass on a world of hope and possibility to the next generation.