Psalms 53:7
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7  O that the deliverance of Yisrael might come from Tzion! When Hashem restores the fortunes of His people, Yaakov will exult, Yisrael will rejoice.

MEE yi-TAYN mi-tzi-YON y’-shu-OT yis-ra-AYL b’-SHUV e-lo-HEEM sh’-VUT a-MO ya-GAYL ya-a-KOV yis-MAKH yis-ra-AYL

ז  מִי יִתֵּן מִצִּיּוֹן יְשֻׁעוֹת יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּשׁוּב אֱלֹהִים שְׁבוּת עַמּוֹ יָגֵל יַעֲקֹב יִשְׂמַח יִשְׂרָאֵל׃

 53:7   The fortunes of His people

In the first years after Israel’s independence, close to seven-hundred thousand Jews moved to the country, including many survivors of the Holocaust looking to build a new life in God’s Promised Land. Under the leadership of future Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, the Jewish Agency built absorption settlements throughout the country to accommodate the staggering numbers. One was appropriately named Sh’vut Am (שבות עם), ‘the return of the people,’ taken from Psalm 53. Though translated here as “the fortunes of His people,” the words sh’vut amo (שבות עמו) in this verse also mean ‘the return of His people.’ Over the course of a few years, over one-hundred thousand new immigrants lived in Sh’vut Am, and from there went on to build Israel’s future. Indeed, when salvation came to Israel with the return of the captivity, Israel did rejoice.

Prime Minister Levi Eshkol (1895-1969)

A Jew of Ethiopian descend prays overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem. The immigration of the Ethiopian Jewish community to Israel is a realization of the ingathering of the exiles.

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Psalms 53
Psalms 54

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  • Trumpfan

    HAPPY JERUSALEM DAY! ???????????????? FROM ???????????????? ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️✝✝✝✝

  • AnnP

    And many throughout the world rejoice with you!

Psalms 53:7

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