Ha-Tikvah (The Hope)

Zionism and the Formation of the State of Israel

The Jewish people never gave up hope that we would someday return to our home in Israel.
That hope is expressed in the song Ha-Tikvah (The Hope), the anthem of the
Zionist movement and the state of Israel.


Kol od baleivav p’nima
Nefesh Y’hudi homiya
Ul’fa-atey mizrach kadima
Ayin L’Tziyon tzofiya
Od lo avda tikvateynu
Hatikva bat sh’not alpayim
Lih’yot am chofshi b’artzenu
Eretz Tziyon v’yirushalayim.
Lih’yot am chofshi b’artzenu
Eretz Tziyon v’yirushalayim.

As long as deep within the heart
The Jewish soul is warm
And toward the edges of the east
An eye to Zion looks
Our hope is not yet lost,
The hope of two thousand years
To be a free people in our own land
In the land of Zion and Jerusalem.
To be a free people in our own land
In the land of Zion and Jerusalem.