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A Land Flowing With Milk and Honey

There are some Hebrew songs that have attained “folk song” status and are transmitted orally and sung widely. Many of these are signed “Anonymous” if at all. Some are merely labeled “Traditional”, as in the case of “A Land Flowing With Milk and Honey.” The verse is from Deuteronomy, and also appears in the weekly Torah portion Shlach. The song has two melodies of known origin. The first, better-known one is by composer Eliyahu Gamliel (1926-2013). Gamliel wrote piece in 1952 as an exercise in two-part harmony while he was a student at the Tel Aviv Music Teachers’ Academy. The second melody is by Emanuel Amiran-Pougatchov (1909-1993). Both of these distinctly Israeli-sounding melodies were widely popularized, even being taken up by various folk dancing groups. We bring you a select few of the many recordings of “A Land Flowing With Milk and Honey” that can be found in the National Library’s Sound Archive.

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