Gather your children around the smartphone and tune in as Ben Bresky reads classic Israeli children's stories for Yom Haatzmaut - Israeli Independence Day by the celebrated author Levin Kipnis. These original tales, first published in 1949 are charmingly dated and harken back to quaint, early Israeli history.
Plus, the full text and history of Hatikva, Israel's national anthem.
The top ten (give or take a few) best and most surprising versions of Hatikva including:
The Brilliantines slightly punk rock / surf version,
Paulinho Rosenbaum's Brazilian version,
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal of Guns N' Roses performing Hatikva live in Tel Aviv,
comedian Sunda Croonquist's children singing a beat-box acapella version,
Daniel Zamir's now classic jazzy, scat singing version,
Israeli metal band Black Landscape's black metal Hatikva,
Dov Rosenblatt from Blue Fringe on the meaning of Israeli independence,
a rare recording of Holocaust survivors singing Hatkiva in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp,
Jewish blues singer Lazer Lloyd's personalized "My Hatikva",
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