ISRAEL'S NATIONAL ANTHEM
If you ever go to Prague, the beauty of its architecture will surprise you! The city is endowed with a river: the Vltava (the Moldau in German).
The Nazis spared the Jewish quarter, known as Yossefov, during the Second World War in order to make it into a museum to show the world what the Jews were, after they would have been made to disappear.
It's in this wonderful place, cradle of the Maharal, that Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884) was born. Admirable composer, he was inspired by a popular tune to write the magnificent piece known as The Moldau.
In 1878, Naphtali Herz Imber, during a sweet night, as Israeli nights can be, wrote a text full of kindness and hope that summarizes effectively and in a few words the story of the Jewish People.
In 1882, Samuel Cohen adapted Smetana's music to Naphtali's words, giving birth to Israel's national anthem.
René Seror, also known as Kalif