Hebrew Words

For those who do not know hatikvah means The hope.  This is not only the Israeli national anthem but its one of my favorite Jewish melodies. I used to sing this growing up all the time and got to sing it in front of my congregation last year for a service. It was beautiful.:)

Kol ode balevav
P’nimah Nefesh Yehudi homiyah

Ulfa’atey mizrach kadimah
Ayin l’tzion tzofiyah.

Ode lo avdah tikvatenu
Hatikvah bat shnot alpayim:

L’hiyot am chofshi b’artzenu –
Eretz Tzion v’Yerushalayim

Od lo avda tikvatenu,
Hatikva bat sh’not alpayim,
Lihyot am chofshi be’artzenu
Eretz Tziyon virushalayim.

English Translation

As long as deep within the heart
A Jewish soul yearns
And toward the edges of the east
An eye to Zion looks

Our hope is not yet lost,
The hope of two thousand years,
To be a free people in our land
The land of Zion and Jerusalem.

 

 

HebrewSongs.(2013). Hatikva. Retrieved from

http://www.hebrewsongs.com/?song=hatikva

Mi shebeirach avoteinu
M’kor hab’racha l’imoteinu
May the source of strength,
Who blessed the ones before us,
Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing,
and let us say, Amen.

Mi shebeirach imoteinu
M’kor habrachah l’avoteinu

Bless those in need of healing with r’fuah sh’leimah,
The renewal of body, the renewal of spirit,
And let us say, Amen

AllTheLyrics.(2013). Mishebeirach. Retrieved from

http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/debbie_friedman/mishebeirach-lyrics-204248.html

Avir arim tzalul kayayin
vere’akh oranim
nisa beru’akh ha’arbayim
im kol pa’amonim.
Uvtardemat ilan va’even
shvuya bakhaloma
ha’ir asher badad yoshevet
uveliba khoma.

Yerushalayim shel zahav
veshel nekhoshet veshel or,
halo lekol shirayikh ani kinor.

Eykha yavshu borot hamayim
kikar hashuk reyka.
Ve’eyn poked et Har haBayit
ba’ir ha’atika.
Uvamarot asher basela
meyalelot rukhot
ve’eyn yored el Yam haMelakh
bederekh Yerikho.

Yerushalayim shel zahav
veshel nekhoshet veshel or,
halo lekol shirayikh ani kinor.

Akh bevo’i ayom lashir lakh
velakh likshor ktarim
katonti mitze’ir banayikhv ume’akhron hameshorerim.
Ki shmekh tzorev et hasfatayim
kineshikat saraf.
Im eshkakhekh Yerushalayim
asher kula zahav.

Yerushalayim shel zahav
veshel nekhoshet veshel or,
halo lekol shirayikh ani kinor.

Khazarnu el borot hamayim
lashuk velakikar.
Shofar kore beHar haBayit
ba’ir ha’atika.
Uvame’arot asher basela
alfey shmashot zorkhot
nashuv nered el Yam haMelakh
bederekh Yerikho.Yerushalayim shel zahav
veshel nekhoshet veshel or,
halo lekol shirayikh ani kinor.

Lyrics.Time.(2013).  Jerusalem of Gold. Retrieved from

http://www.lyricstime.com/ofra-haza-jerusalem-of-gold-lyrics.html