Audio: Top Ten Best Renditions of Hatikva

A musical exploration of Hatikva Israel's National Anthem for Yom Haatzmaut with historical background
5/8/2011, 8:33 PM

A7 Radio's "Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast" with Ben Bresky
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Ben Bresky takes you on a ethnomusicological exploration of Hatikva - Israel's national anthem with historical background and full English translation. No, this is not really the top ten best renditions. Learn what other songs were considered for Israel's national anthem. Hatikva was originally by Naphtali Herz Imber and Samuel Cohen. Hear unique and intriguing renditions of Hatikva as performed by Yitzchok Meir and the Jewish Unity Project, Daniel Zamir, Marty Friedman of Megadeth,  Niro Knox, Paulinho Rosenbaum, Al Jolson, Diwon & Dov Rosenblatt and more. Plus, we take you to Ben Yehuda Street in downtown Jerusalem for Yom Haatzmaut.

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Ben Bresky is a music journalist and recording engineer living in Jerusalem. He hosts The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast interviewing a wide range of Jewish and Israeli musicians from Carlebach to klezmer, from hasidic to trance. For full archives visit http://IsraelBeat.blogspot.com
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