Raise Your Hand - Root Source
Author: Gidon Ariel

Published Date: August 01, 2016

A short while ago, I discovered a beautiful music video that touched my heart.
It really connects you to the Jewish People, the People of God, and I think that is something that all of us here can agree upon!
Watch it here:

LYRICS:
Raise your hand if you were running out of Egypt
Raise your hand if you were walking through the sea
Raise your hand if you were filled with awe and wonder
As you tread over the dry bed were you walking next to me

Raise your hand if you were wandering through the desert
Raise your hand if you were lost for forty years
Raise your hand if you were standing at Mount Sinai
Trembling with emotion and broken down with tears

Raise your hand if you were in the tent with Abraham
Raise your hand if you saw the angels come
Raise your hand if you were laughing there with Sarah
And you knew that in that moment a people had begun

So tell me, were you on the mount with Isaac
Were you standing with Rebecca at the well
If you were then you knew that one day
You’d have quite a story you could tell

Were you witness to the pain of unloved Leah
Or the hurt of Rachel pleading for a child
Were you in the pit when Joseph’s brothers sold him
And his father thought that he was killed by something wild

And the prophets and the sages and the martyrs
And the generations come and gone before
Raise your hand if you prayed in the Holy Temple
Poured your heart right out like you had never done before

Were you there when the camps were liberated
Are you with us now as we rebuild
Were you standing next to David Ben Gurion
When a 2,000 year-old dream was fulfilled

So raise your hand if you will lead us to the future
Raise your hand if you are rooted in the past
Raise your hand if you are living in the present
The moment is right now, it will not last

Raise your hand if you are running out of Egypt
Raise your hand if you are walking through the sea
Raise your hand if you are filled with awe and wonder
As you tread over the dry bed are you walking next to me

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