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hatikvah

Definitions

  • literally "the hope." "The Israeli national anthem." (Glinert)

Example Sentences

  • "Everyone please rise for HaTikva."

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

התקווה

Who Uses This

Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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