Thursday, March 15, 2012

Euphonic Friday: HaMilchamah HaAchronah Edition

Oddly enough, the list of the most popular search terms leading to this blog includes assorted variations of “HaMilchamah HaAchronah” (literally, “The Last War”) – i.e. Yehoram Gaon’s haunting Yom Kippur War song.

These searches generally lead to a post I wrote over three years ago, during Operation Cast Lead.

Then – as now - our beleaguered brothers and sisters in the South were (and once again are!) forced to spend their days and nights cowering in bomb shelters and security rooms, and so I thought it would be appropriate to post this poignant song here today:

The Hebrew lyrics are available here, and an English translation can be found here.

And on a related note, Ruti, Treppenwitz, and Jameel powerfully, succinctly, and beautifully express what many of us here in Israel have been thinking and feeling.

May we soon be privileged to enjoy besurot tovot, yeshu’ot v’nechamot (good tidings, salvation, and consolation).

!שבת שלום ומבורך

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