2 We have heard, O Hashem, our fathers have told us the deeds You performed in their time, in days of old.
e-lo-HEEM b’-oz-NAY-nu sha-MA-nu a-vo-TAY-nu si-p’-ru LA-nu PO-al pa-AL-ta vee-may-HEM BEE-may KE-dem
ב אֱלֹהִים בְּאָזְנֵינוּ שָׁמַעְנוּ אֲבוֹתֵינוּ סִפְּרוּ־לָנוּ פֹּעַל פָּעַלְתָּ בִימֵיהֶם בִּימֵי קֶדֶם׃
44:2 Our fathers have told us
Walking through the Land of Israel is an educational experience. Every kilometer tells another story of ancient, medieval or modern history. The empires that have passed through this land are many: Canaanite, Israelite, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Hasmonean, Roman, Byzantine, Muslim, Mamluk, Ottoman, British. Today, Israel is holy to many religions. Each one passes down their sacred stories from one generation to the next, reads their holy texts and experiences the magic of the Holy Land. In times of great joy we revel in the aura of the Holy Land and connect it to bygone years. In times of pain and distress, we suffer at our present and recall the tranquility of Israel’s past.