Jews come home!

Jews come home
No more to roam.
Haven’t you heard the news,
We’ve now got a State all of our own!

I know it’s been such a long time to wait,
But our prayers have been answered from Heaven above
‘Cos now we’ve got a State to  cherish and love.

Two thousand years of exile have ended
Wandering the world in persecution and pain
But today we can weep tears of joy
Because the Wandering Jews are home again.
Well now we’re back home in our own little state
Just a speck on the map but it feels just great.
So come on home my people, don’t hesitate
Come on home and celebrate!

Our flag flies proud, our flag of blue and white,
Calling to our people far and wide
To our homeland to return,
To our ancient Promised Land
The land for which we yearned
Which we fought so hard to earn.

So come sing with me with all your might
The Hatikva of hope, of prayer and of pride
In the Hebrew tongue revived
In the Land of Israel miraculously reborn,
So come on home all you Jews
What are you waitin’ for?!

Just remember what the Prime Minister said
Words that I shall never forget:
“This is your country! This is your home!”
So  make Aliya with no regrets.
Just pack your bags day or night
And  get on board the El Al flight
And very soon you’ll be home again
In  our Land of Zion and Jerusalem.

Land of the Patriarchs and Hebrew
Land of the old, land of the new
Hebron, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa too
The Land of Israel can’t wait to welcome you.

Copyright David Herman, Jerusalem, January 2016, 02-6536764,

About the Author
London-born David Herman came on aliyah in 1966 after graduating from Cambridge University. In the 1960s, he founded the Good Times Publishing Company specializing in publishing newspapers in simplified English, French and Arabic for the Israeli school system. David currenty works as a translator, and is also very active in the field of songwriting and performing under the musical name, David Ben Reuven.