Hatikva played each morning in Corfu

EVERY morning at eight o’clock the flag is raised and the national anthem played.

Every evening, also at eight o’clock, the flag is lowered, folded up as if it were a bed sheet, and the national anthem played again.

Except this flag isn’t the Degel Yisrael, nor is it Hatikva.

I’m listening to the Hymn to Liberty and watching the up and down movement of the Galanólefki, for I am in Evraiki, the Jewish Quarter of Corfu, queen of the Greek islands.

The Jewish Quarter, aka Abram’s Hill, lies in the heart of Corfu Old Town, the capital of the island.

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