Lemme give ya’ll some background for thems unaffiliated and for the people who hit the recreational stuff a bit too much to remember the words from when you were kids. The words to this song were written in 1886 by Naphtali Herz Imber, an English poet originally from Bohemia. The melody was written by Samuel Cohen, an immigrant from Moldavia. But here Diwon & Dov tricked it out in the lab. Cohen actually based the melody on a musical theme found in Bedrich Smetana’s “Moldau.” But none of that matters because, like we said, Diwon & Dov tricked it out!

Download and listen by clickin http://tinyurl.com/hatikvah

Or listen to the track right now:

[audio:hatikvah_diwon_dov.mp3]

Lyrics Below:

“As long as the Jewish spirit is yearning deep in the heart,
With eyes turned toward the East, looking toward Zion,
Then our hope – the two-thousand-year-old hope – will not be lost:
To be a free people in our land,
The land of Zion and Jerusalem.”
a n d
“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.”

OH ALSO! THIS THURSDAY NIGHT FREE!
August 14th 2008
Diwon’s AMERICAN BANDSTAND
The Boogie Woogie Dance Party
with Diwon as Disc Jockey

@ Supreme Trading
213 N8th between Driggs and Roebling
Williamsburg, NY
9:30pm
Free
* RSVP on facebook here! or RSVP to rsvp@shemspeed.com

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