4 You have proffered him blessings of good things, have set upon his head a crown of fine gold.
kee t’-ka-d’-ME-nu bir-KHOT TOV ta-SHEET l’-ro-SHO a-TE-ret PAZ
ד כִּי־תְקַדְּמֶנּוּ בִּרְכוֹת טוֹב תָּשִׁית לְרֹאשׁוֹ עֲטֶרֶת פָּז׃
21:4 Set upon his head a crown of fine gold
This psalm praises the king of Israel and prays that he conquer Israel’s enemies. Hashem places a gold crown on his head, as a symbol of His protection and providence. The first king of Israel, Shaul, came from the tribe of Binyamin. The prophet Shmuel anoints him in the hills of Efraim and the nation rallies behind him and crowns him king. In 1981, a few families established a new community in the land of the tribe of Binyamin. They called the village Ateret, the Hebrew word used in this verse for ‘crown.’ Over the years, the settlement has grown and now boasts hundreds of people, synthesizing working the land with a commitment to God and the nation.