Our word today, ‘ha•o•lam he•cha•dash’ is dedicated to America – the New Wold.
The New World is one of the names used for the Western Hemisphere, specifically the Americas (including nearby islands such as those of the Caribbean and Bermuda). It was given by Europeans, dwellers of the Old World. The first to call America ‘New World’ was Pietro Martire d’Anghiera, in a letter he wrote in 1494 to Cardinal Ascanio Sforza about the journey of Columbus in 1492. This letter among other was published in 1530 in a book named ‘De Orbe Novo’ (about the new world).
It’s more popular though, to attribute ‘ha•o•lam he•cha•dash’ to Amerigo Vespucci. He too has published a book in 1503 by the name Mundus Novus ‘A New World.’
But the real heroes of the New World were the early pioneers and settler who came to the unknown lands the Americas, following their desire to open ‘daf chadash, (turning a new leaf) in their lives. They trusted God and were filled with exuberant ‘tikva’ (hope) for ‘hatchala chadasha’ (a new beginning) in ha•o•lam He•cha•dash,’ (the New World).
Building a New World whose mant laws were based on the Bible made America ‘or lagoyim,’ (a light for the nations) for many years, just like Israel was at its birth.
‘I the Lord have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give you for a covenant of the people, for a light to the nations;’
When you look at the first highlighted text of the verse it would be quite difficult to ignore the connection between the phrase ‘covenant of the people’ to the Hebrew Name of the United State: ‘Ar•tzot Hab•rit,’ ‘the States of the Covenant.’