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GrandmaALiCE January 31st, 2019 8:15pm

Inspired by @TopsQueen poll: Do you know what Hatikvah is?

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HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
02/01/19 12:11 am

My recent ancestors were ardent Zionist, so yes. We more than know the concept behind the poem and it's music.

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GrandmaALiCE
01/31/19 8:44 pm

It’s the national anthem of the State of Israel. The word hatikvah means “the hope.”

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/31/19 11:49 pm

See my poll. Alice posted a link. They use violins. Referbished from the holocaust you will cry.

Krystina Live and Let Live
02/01/19 4:25 am

I was going to say it’s sounds like a cool Jewish word. Apparently, I was right.

sjrez Downplay COVID
01/31/19 6:51 pm

Every day, at my summer job, we sing it after the pledge of allegiance. The 6 year olds I’m a counselor for, however, tend not to know the words.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
01/31/19 5:34 pm

Yes. It's beautiful! ♪♫

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GrandmaALiCE
01/31/19 5:41 pm

Artie, you’re Jewish. You didn’t know this before?

LibArtie SW Connecticut
01/31/19 5:46 pm

My family isn’t religious. We focused on grassroots culture. I went to Yiddish school (Shula), not Hebrew school. I didn’t have a Bar Mitzvah.

LibArtie SW Connecticut
01/31/19 5:47 pm

I guess religion really isn’t relevant. We weren’t a political family.

GrandmaALiCE
01/31/19 6:46 pm

But Hatikvah *is* “grassroots culture,” the way I see it. For sure, it isn’t religious.

It’s not political, unless you see support of Israel as political. I don’t mean support of any particular administration, such as Netanyahu. I just mean general support of the country and the people.

Oh well, I was just surprised. It’s not a judgment.

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LibArtie SW Connecticut
01/31/19 6:58 pm

Of course I know you’re not being judgmental. Israel was not thought of in our family as anything more than just another country. Also, natives speak Hebrew which my family didn’t. My parents knew Yiddish because their parents spoke it.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/31/19 8:21 pm

To me the link you posted was like a deep prayer from the heart.

GrandmaALiCE
01/31/19 1:18 pm

💠 GrandmaALiCE asked:

Inspired by @TopsQueen poll: Do you know what Hatikvah is?

Yes
No

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/31/19 1:53 pm

Did not till I saw the video. How are you doing?

GrandmaALiCE
01/31/19 7:20 pm

Thanks for asking! I have good days and bad days. Overall, I’m working on a number of coping strategies and changes to make both of our lives better and easier

It’s a long story! 😊

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chickencookie
01/31/19 7:27 pm

(((Grandma))) 💐

GrandmaALiCE
01/31/19 7:33 pm

Thanks, cc!

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/31/19 8:20 pm

I often pray for you when I walk.

katerina13 where I should be
02/06/19 1:57 am

Didn’t know you had issues, grandma, but I will pray for you, too. In one of Tom’s polls about prayer requests, I commented that it amazes me that we can pray for people we don’t even know and be confident that it will be heard and work.

GrandmaALiCE
02/06/19 6:35 am

Thanks, Kat! In a nutshell ...

My husband of 55 years has worsening dementia. I am struggling with how to cope with it.

I appreciate your kind support! ❤️

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katerina13 where I should be
02/06/19 7:37 am

My next door neighbor is going through the same thing. Her husband is a delightful man, a former Methodist minister, from Jamaica. He was a gardener and could grow anything. I’d come home to find a bag of onions, potatoes, and carrots, (immediately thought, roast!) or various greens. Once, I was in the backyard, and he asked if I’d like a head of cabbage. Handed me the most beautiful head of cabbage I’d ever seen. And, in our climate, this is saying something. Now, their backyard is just a skeleton of all his efforts. Makes me so sad. Will keep praying for you. 💕