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“They Called This Place Yerucham”

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Capturing the Spirit of the Desert Volunteers – View this song on YouTube

Lyrics by Ron Hoffman; Tune “They Called The Wind Mariah”

There is a place in Israel’s lands, That’s dry, and brown and barren. Its settlers told to make a home And they called this place Yerucham.

CHORUS: Yerucham, Yerucham. They called this place Yerucham.

In ’51 they first arrived Fleeing from persecution, From countries that had been their home They chose the Zionist solution.

CHORUS: Yerucham, Yerucham. They chose the Zionist solution.

In 60 years improvements were wrought. The town had come together In spite of differences of every kind The changes were for the better.

CHORUS: Yerucham, Yerucham. The changes were for the better.

And now 5 newbees came to town As volunteers with a mission. To bring their skills and lend a hand To achieve Yerucham’s vision.

CHORUS: Yerucham, Yerucham. To help achieve Yerucham’s vision.

We want to thank the Yeruchamites For their dreams, and warmth as well. We hope our thinking has advanced their dream But only time will tell.

CHORUS: Yerucham, Yerucham. Only time will tell.

And now we return from whence we came Inspired in heart and mind. Never to forget the times we shared And the friends we left behind.

CHORUS: Yerucham, Yerucham. The friends we left behind. Yerucham, Yerucham. We LOVE this place Yerucham.


5 Desert Volunteers Sing Yerucham in farewell and appreciation

5 Desert Volunteers Sing Yerucham in farewell and appreciation


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