Hatikvah is very well-known being that it’s Israel’s national anthem. Find out which song was combined with it to create this masterpiece.
Hatikvah and Vehi She’amda
This mashup is too perfect. The way the children sing it with such fervor. You can see the passion in their eyes. You can feel their pure souls singing to G-d. Along with Hatikvah, this mashup has the words from the Passover Haggadah that the Jewish people read and relive at the Pesach Seder. Those words were made into a popular song called “Vehi She’amda.” The song does not have all the words from the passage in the Haggadah, but the words that are part of the song are “Vehi She’amda La’avoteinu Velanu Shelo Echad Bilvad Amad Aleinu Lechaloteinu V’HaKadosh Baruch Hu Matzilenu Miyadam.” The translation of that is: “And this (Hashem’s blessings and the Torah) is what kept our fathers and what keeps us surviving. For, not only one arose and tried to destroy us…and Hashem saves us from their hands.”
The mashup is such a beautiful combination. The idea that our enemies have tried to destroy us but have been unsuccessful because G-d always saves us – alongside Israel’s national anthem is inspiring. Hashem and His Torah sustain us. And despite the constant threat of the enemy, the Jewish people have returned home after thousands of years of yearning. Although the complete redemption has not yet happened, the beginning of the redemption has definitely been unfolding before our eyes. Combining these ideas into a mashup is stunning. Bringing the words which we say on the holiday of redemption and singing it alongside words that symbolize the beginning of the final redemption is absolutely brilliant.