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THE RETURN OF DAVID'S HARP

In the Fields of Ancient Days Upon the green meadows of Israel long ago, peaceful shepherds sung their songs and played their harps... The mystical sounds of the harp had been heard from time immemorial. Yuval, one of the great-grandchildren of Adam and Eve, “was the ancestor of all who play kinnor and ugav” (Genesis 4:20-21). Generations later, a young shepherd named David was inspired by the harp’s peaceful and healing sounds. Wherever David went, he would take his harp with him, and wherever he slept at night, he would hang it on a tree branch above him. In the middle of the night, as the wind changed direction, it would blow across the strings, and the harp would begin to be played by