|Walk to Caesaria
My God, My God
May these things never end:
The rustle of the water
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
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
|Yesh Li Eretz Nehederet - Such a Beautiful Country - Track 11
|Words transliterated and translated by Malka Tischler of New York
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