Halicha L'kesariya Walk to Caesaria

Eli, Eli

Shelo yigamer le'olam:
Hachol vehayam

Rishrush shel hamayim
Berak hashamayim

Tefilat ha'adam.

My God, My God

May these things never end:
The sand and the sea

The rustle of the water
The lightning in the sky

Man's prayer.

Eli, Eli
I pray that it never will end.
The sand and the sea
and the waves breaking and sighing
and high over the water
the wind blowing free.

The lightning and rain and the darkness descending
and ever and ever the nature of man.
  As sung by Chaim Topol

Hebrew words

Translator's note:
Hannah Senesh (1921-1944) made aliya to Israel from Hungary at age 18,
went to the agricultural school at Nahalal and joined kibbutz Sdot-Yam.

In 1943, at the height of World War II, she volunteered to go into Nazi-controlled areas in Europe to save Jewish lives. In 1944 she parachuted into Yugoslavia. After staying with the partisans, she went to Hungary, where she was discovered and executed by the Germans.  She is known both for her heroism and her poetry.
More information: http://www.jnf-canada.org/jnf/hannaengl.html



Hannah Senesh

MUSIC David Zehavi
SINGERS Gevatron
CD Yesh Li Eretz Nehederet - Such a Beautiful Country - Track 11

Words transliterated and translated by Malka Tischler of New York
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