I mentioned in a post last night that when Anatoly (Nathan) Sharansky arrived in Israel in 1986, the crowd sang Hene Mah Tov, the lyrics of which start with Psalm 133:

I.הִנֵּה מַה טוֹב = Hine mah tov
Behold how good

וּמַה נָּעִים = uMah-Nayim
and how pleasing

שֶׁבֶת אָחִים גַּם יַחַד = shevet achim gam yachad
if brothers could sit together in unity

It’s a traditional hymn. Here is the traditional melody I’m use to, though there are other melodies, like this folk version.

In my hunting around for video of Sharansky, I found this much more modern and upbeat version. The video is of a crowd of mostly young people in Vietnam dancing. Yes, Vietnam. In 2014.

I enjoyed it, I hope you will too.


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