HERTZEL

Herzl vekol ha'adonim hanich'badim
beBasel yas'du et medinat hayehudim
Wolffsohn veNordau ve'Ussishkin hatoses
uMotzkin hevi lamedinah et hak'safim
Nordau natan et hapirsom vehakavod.
Ussishkin natan et hameretz shel hador
uVialik hevi et "El Hatzipor"
rak Herzl halach sham daveh vecho'ev
ki Herzl natan lamedinah et halev.

Hu ratz veda'ag vena'am venid'chaf
min hamaz'mik el hasar
min haminister el hagraf
he'emin ketinok bechol mah shehu badah
ve'amar "im tirtzu az ein zo agadah"
nas'a lesinai, legalil veliy'hudah
badak et hakarka ve'et k'lei ha'avodah
chatzah et hayam ve'al parad hu dahar
uvemikveh Yisrael hu pagash et hakeisar
ve'az lifnei Wilhelm hu chash pit'om ke'ev
ki shuv hayah tzarich liftoa'ch et halev.

Hu lacham beMontefiore uveRothschild hu nazaf
vehishki'a bekongresim et kol chis'chonotav
babayit hu hini'ach ishah veyeladim
shechashu al gabam et tzarat hayehudim
lelich'lech hu et yadav velo chash atzmo katan
bak'shishim hu chilek venif'gash im hasultan
ki acheret eich Abdul Chamid Hasheni
hayah mit'matze ba'inyan hatzioni
hu hayah k'tzat Binyanim vehayah k'tzat Ze'ev
ach k'sheba el hasultan shuv hitzi'a et halev.

Uvasof kshera'u sheyeshnah kvar hat'chalah
hu nid'rash leshalem et mechir hatehilah
echad darash et hak'safim vehachovot
echad darash et hapirsom vehakavod
echad darash mahapachah, echad shiv'yon
echad darash miyad et kol tzion
veHerzl, sheklum lo nish'ar lo bechayav
natan et halev ve'atzam et einav
ve'achar kach kol ha'adonim hanich'badim
bachu al chozeh medinat hayehudim.

HERZL

Herzl and all the respected gentlemen
Put the foundation of the Jewish State,
in Basel Wolfsson and Nordau and bubbly Ussishkin
And Motzkin and all members of the Congress Wolfsson brought
the funds to the land Nordau gave the respect and fame
Ussishkin gave the energy of the generation
and Bialik brought "El Hatzipor"
Only Herzl walked there hurting
Because Herzl gave his heart to the land

He ran and worried and lectured and pushed
From the secretary to the minister
From the minister to the count
He believed like a baby in every thing he fabricated
And said (If you want it is not a tale"
He went to the Sinai to the Galilee and to Judea
Checked the soil and the work tools
He crossed the sea and rode a mule
and In Mikve Israel (a place in Israel) he met the Kaiser
And then in front of Wilhelm he suddenly felt pain
Because he had to open his heart again

He fought Montefiore and reproached Rothchild
He invested all his savings in the Congresses
He left his wife and kids at home
Feeling on their backs the Jews' troubles
He dirtied his hands and didn't feel low
He gave tips and met the Sultan
Otherwise how would Abdul Hamid the second
know what is Zionism all about
He was a bit Benjamine and a bit Ze'ev*
But when he came to the Sultan again he offered his heart.

At the end when there was already a start
He was asked to pay the price of glory
One demanded the funds and debts
Another demanded the fame and respect
One demanded revoltion and one equality
One demanded the whole Zion immediatly
And Herzl who had nothing left
Gave his heart and closed his eyes
And then all the respected gentlemen
Cried over the prophet of the Land of the Jews.

 
Hebrew words
Portuguese   

Note:
Bialik's(the national poet of Israel) "El Hatzipor" is one of the most famous poems he wrote.

People in the song:
Herzl
David Wolffsohn
Max Nordau.
Abraham Mendel Ussishkin.
Leo Motzkin
Wilhelm Kaiser

Notes by Avi Shaff on Yahoo Rikud chat list.
*Ze'ev (=a wolf) double meaning play
with Binyamin (young/weak) and Ze'ev (a wolf - daring/aggressive)

Note
#1: A description of the meeting between Kaiser Wilhelm and Herzl
(1898), plus interesting observations on Herzl can be found at:
http://www.fpri.org/enotes/middleeastafrica.19970828.sicherman.herzlappr\
eciation.html

Note #2: In the song it is mentioned: "He left his
wife and kids at home
Feeling on their backs the Jews' troubles"
And: "He invested all his savings in the Congresses"
When Herzl died (1904) his family (wife+3 kids) was left with no money
to support itself. Herzl's wife died 3 years after him. His eldest
daughter, Pauline, died in 1930. Had no children. His son, Hans,
converted to Christianity, did not have kids either, and committed
suicide a day after his sister died. The last daughter, Trude, died in
the Theresienstadt camp, 1943. Her husband died shortly after her. Trude
was survived by a son, Stephan, who fought with the British army in the
war. In 1946, shortly after receiving final confirmation of his
parents' fate, he committed suicide by jumping off a bridge. No scions
left of the Herzl family.
http://www.jafi.org.il/education/herzl/articles1.html

LYRICS
Yoram Teharlev
MUSIC
Yair Rozenbloom
SINGER
Lehakat Gayesot Hashiryon
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
Gadi Bitton 2006
DANCE FORMAT
Circle

Words transliterated by George Jakubovits of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Words translated by Chana Shuvaly of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Portuguese translation by Helena Wajsfels Zins of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Portuguese

 
HERTZL

Hertzl e todos os respeit?veis cavalheiros
propuseram a funda??o do Estado Judeu.
Basel Wolffsohn, Nordau e o fervilhante Ussishkin.
O Congresso Wolffsohn captou fundos para o pa?s,
Nordau lhe deu respeito e fama
Ussishkin forneceu energia para sua cria??o
e Bialik trouxe "El Hatzipor".
Somente Hertzl andou por l? magoado
pois Hertzl deu ao pa?s seu cora??o.

Ele administrou, se afligiu, palestrou e impulsionou
do secret?rio ao ministro
do ministro ao contador
Ele acreditou como um beb? em cada objeto fabricado
e disse: "Se quiserem n?o ser? uma lenda!"
Ele foi ao Sinai, ? Galil?ia e ? Jud?ia,
inspecionou o solo e as ferramentas de trabalho.
Cruzou o mar e montou uma mula
e na Mikve Israel (pra?a)encontrou o Kaiser.
E ent?o, na frente de Guilherme, de repente sentiu dor
pois tinha aberto seu cora??o novamenmte.

Ele combateu em Montefiore e censurou Rothchild
investiu todas suas economias nos Congressos
deixou esposa e filhos em casa
sentindo recair nas pr?prias costas os problemas dos judeus.
Ele sujou suas m?os e n?o se sentiu degradado.
Deu conselhos e se encontrou com o Sult?o
de qualquer forma seria Abdul Hamid o segundo.
Sabia tudo a respeito de Sionismo
era um poco Benjamin, um pouco Ze'ev
mas quando foi ter com o Sult?o de novo ofertou seu cora??o.

Afinal, quando j? havia um come?o,
foi intimado a pagar o pre?o da gl?ria.
Um exigiu o cr?dito dos bens,
outro, da fama e do respeito,
mais outro, da revolu??o e da igualdade
outro ainda de Tzion imediatamente completo.
E Hertzl que nada havia deixado
doou seu cora??o e fechou seus olhos.
E ent?o os respeit?veis cavalheiros choraram
sobre o corpo do Profeta da Terra dos Judeus.

 
 

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