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Hine Ma Tov

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A friend (Anna)and I have been taking Israeli Folk Dance lessons for the past four years. Since the weather is getting brighter, sunnier and warmer, ’tis a perfect time for some exercise; Hence we decided to start a 3-month communal worship dance recreational program, focusing mainly on Israeli Folk Dancing.

The name of our circle dance is called “Hine Ma Tov” which in Hebrew means “Behold, how good” based on Psalm 詩篇133:1.

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
看哪、 弟兄和睦同居、 是何等的善、 何等的美!

The followings are the joyful dances we are learning:

Hine Ma Tov
手足情深
How Good


Lyric:
http://www.hebrewsongs.com/song-hinehmatov.htm

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Maim Maim
水舞
Water dance (Joy of Salvation Isaiah 12:3)

Lyric:
http://www.hebrewsongs.com/?song=mayimmayim

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Hora Medura
營火圓環
Dancing ‘round the Campfire

Lyric:
http://hebrewsongs.com/?song=horamedura

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Lo Ahavti Dai
愛的不足
Haven’t loved enough


Lyric:
http://www.hebrewsongs.com/song-odloahavtidai.htm

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Nigun Atik
古之歌舞
Ancient Melody


Lyric:
http://hebrewsongs.com/?song=nigunatik

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Balada Lama’ayan
泉水之夢
Ballad of Spring


Lyric:
http://www.hebrewsongs.com/song-baladalema’ayan.htm

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Tzadik Katamar
義人要發旺如棕樹
Righteous as Flourishing Palm Trees (Psalm 92)


Lyric:
http://www.hebrewsongs.com/?song=tzadikkatamar

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Eretz Eretz
念故郷
Longing for the Homeland


Lyric:
http://hebrewsongs.com/?song=eretzeretzeretz

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David Melech Israel
大衛王King David of Israel/
仁愛牧者摇篮曲/A Shepherd’s Lullaby

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Shaalu Shalom Yerushalayim
为耶城的和平祷告
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122)

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Our purpose for this dance-xercise is for people to 一!喜!舞!禱!
Experience God together through joy-filled dancing and worship!

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After the weekly dancing, our Hine Ma Tov class has mastered most of the basic steps of Israeli Folk Dance, such as Maim (Grapevine), Tcherkessia and Yeminites.

Our dances are getting more intricate, graceful and flowy; and the feet of our dancing queens are happily…

Bouncing through Ashrei Ha’ish (A Blessed Life ~ 蒙福人生 (Psalm 1)


Lyric:
http://www.hebrewsongs.com/song-ashreihaish.htm

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Gliding through “Ilu Tziporim (If only birds tell ~ 飛鳥祕語 ` Ecclesiastes 10:20)

Lyric
http://www.hebrewsongs.com/song-ilutsiporim.htm

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Waltzing through the graceful dance of “Katonti” — I’ve been humbled/unworthy to receive God’s mercy (Genesis 創世記 32:10)


Lyric:
http://www.hebrewsongs.com/?song=katonti

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We meditate on who is the “Master of Life 生命主宰”.

Steps of Master of Life were adapted and modified from Eretz Israel Yafa:

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We are reminded that God is watching over us from Heaven:
Tfilah (SHMOR NA ALEINU)– A Prayer for God to watch over us 求主眷顧我們

Lyric
http://www.hebrewsongs.com/song-tefilla.htm

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We rejoice in dancing before the King of kings…as King David,Prophetess Miriam did…

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New Dances for Hine Ma Tov Season II (Oct to Dec 2016)

Zohi Artzi(This is my Land 這是我的家鄉 )

Meaning of lyric
http://hebrewsongs.com/?song=zohiartzi

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Erev Shabbat (Shabbat Eve 安息日前夕)

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Be’Ahavah Uvemilah Tovah (with Love and Good Words)

Lyric
http://www.hebrewsongs.com/?song=beahavahuvemilahtovah

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Rotza Lirkod (She wants to dance)

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Yevarechecha (The Lord bless you based on Psalm 128:5-6 天降福星)

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Ani Ma’ Amin (I believe in the coming of the Messiah 堅信不移)

Lyric:
http://www.hebrewsongs.com/song-anima’amin.htm

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Ima Im Hayiti Yachol (Mother, if I could…)

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田野的樹都歡呼 Trees of the field will clap their hands
http://jgospel.net/family-faith/hymns/%E6%96%B0%E6%AD%8C%E9%A0%8C%E6%8F%9A-%E7%94%B0%E9%87%8E%E7%9A%84%E6%A8%B9%E9%83%BD%E6%AD%A1%E5%91%BC.c68600.aspx#

Isaiah 55:10-12 New International Version

As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.

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