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Naomi Shemer

Bryan College Station Eagle

From Exile to Redemption: The musical poetry of Naomi Shemer

Twelve months ago, we began our journey through Jewish literature by writing about the Hebrew Bible. During these months we “traveled” through many countries and spoken about literatures written in multiple languages. No matter where we traveled, or the text’s language, the influence of the Bible and the land of Israel were ever-present. Over 2,000 years ago, the Romans breached the walls of the holy city of Jerusalem, destroyed the Second Temple and exiled the Jewish people from their land. The exile would last for almost two millennia. Yet during these twenty centuries of exile the Jewish people never lost hope of returning to their ancient homeland and rebuilding its capital city of Jerusalem.
COLLEGE STATION, TX
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