Despite constant threats against the Jewish people, nothing can stop them from having pride at sports games. Proud cheers of Hava Nagila can be heard here!
Jewish Pride at Sports Games
Watch this video as tens of thousands of fans of the Dutch soccer team Ajax sing Hava Nagila. Is this not amazing? Despite rising antisemitism worldwide, Jews are still proud to be Jews. It is brave, courageous, and heroic.
Sports are supposed to be fun. No one should have to be ashamed of where they come from. And these proud Jews are showing the world that! Being excited in sports and showing it by singing the classic Israeli song Hava Nagila.
Hava Nagila is a classic Israeli song that many Jews and non-Jews alike know. It was composed in 1915! Unbelievable!
The Lyrics (Courtesy of Hebrewsongs.com):
Hava nagila, hava nagila
Hava nagila ve-nis’mecha (Repeat)
Hava neranena, hava neranena
Hava neranena venis’mecha
Uru, uru achim
Uru achim belev same’ach
Let us rejoice, let us rejoice
Let us rejoice and be glad (Repeat)
Let us sing, let us sing
Let us sing and be glad
Awaken, awaken brethren
Awaken brethren with a cheerful heart.
The Jewish People’s Strength
It is not just about having Jewish pride at a sports game. If you take a look at history, you can see the pride of the Jewish people. They never lost their faith. They proudly wore their religion and heritage for all to see. Despite all the persecution, oppression, and antisemitism, they continued to rejoice.
And that is truly inspiring.