Weekly Cycle

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Week 12 (Book 7): The Raven Is Saying

The Raven is saying, 

Who prepares food for the raven, 
When his young ones cry out to G-d?
[So] the Lord guided them alone, 
And there was no alien deity with Him.

And He fixed darkness about Him as Sukkot
Gathering of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
Who is like You among the powerful, O Lord? 
Who is like You, exalted in the holy place? 

My soul thirsts for G-d, for the living G-d; 
When will I come and appear before G-d?
On my bed at night, I sought him whom my soul loves 
I sought him but I did not find him.

And it came to pass, as she prayed long before the Lord, 
That Eli watched her mouth.
I will seek him whom my soul loves 
I sought him, but I did not find him.
Liken yourself, my beloved, 
To a gazelle or to a fawn of the hinds, on distant mountains.
That offered themselves willingly among the people, 
(Saying,) 'Bless the Lord,' the riders of white donkeys,

As a hart cries longingly for rivulets of water, 
So does my soul cry longingly to You, O G-d.
My tears were my bread day and night 
When they say to me all day long, "Where is your G-d?"

I will arise now and go about the city, 
In the market places and in the city squares. 
The north and the south-You created them; 
Tabor and Hermon sing of Your Name. 

Until the sun spreads, and the shadows flee, 
Go around; 
For the conductor, 
A maskil of the sons of Korah. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Week 13 (Book 7): The Starling is Singing

 The Starling is Saying, 

He made them ride upon the high places of the earth, 

That they would eat the produce of the field. 

Their seed shall be known among the nations, 

And their offspring among the peoples; 

He let them suck honey from a rock, 

And oil from the mighty part of the crag. 

All who see them shall acknowledge them, 

That they are the seed that G-d has blessed.

Those that sit in judgment, 

And those that walk on the path, tell of it. 

Too awesome for praises, 

Performing wonders! 

Instead of the noise of adversaries, 

Between the places of drawing water,

You inclined Your right hand; 

The earth swallowed them up.

The watchmen who patrol the city found me: 

Have you seen him whom my soul loves?

Only her lips moved, but her voice could not be heard; 

Therefore, Eli thought she had been drunk.

Now Hannah, she spoke in her heart; 

Why are you downcast, my soul, and why do you wail within me? 

Hope to G-d, for I will yet thank Him for the deliverances of His countenance. 

From the brightness before Him flamed forth coals of fire. 

I had just passed them by, 

When I found him whom my soul loves; 

These do I recall, and pour out my soul from within me: 

How I traveled [to Jerusalem] in covered wagons; I

I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, 

By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, 

Yours is the arm which has the might; 

Strengthen Your hand, raise high Your right hand.

 held him and would not let him go, until I brought him into my mother's house 

And into the chamber of her who had conceived me.

I would walk leisurely with them up to the House of G-d, 

Amid the sound of rejoicing and thanksgiving, the celebrating multitude. 

My G-d! My soul is downcast upon me, 

Because I remember You from the land of Jordan 

And Hermon's peaks, from Mount Mitzar.

That you neither awaken 

Nor arouse the love while it is desirous.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Week 14 (Book 7): The Domestic Goose is Saying

The Domestic Goose is Saying, 

Give thanks to G-d and call upon His name, 

Make His works known amongst the peoples,

By day the Lord ordains His kindness, 

And at night His song is with me. 

Sing to Him, make music to Him, speak of all His wonders! 

A prayer to the G-d of my life. 

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; 

Kindness and truth go before Your countenance. 

Deep calls to deep at the roar of Your channels 

All Your breakers and waves have swept over me. 

Behold the litter of Solomon; sixty mighty men are around it, of the mighty men of Israel.

They all hold the sword, skilled in warfare; each with a sword on his thigh due to fear at night.

The Lord thundered from heaven; 

And the Most High gave forth His voice. 

I say to G-d, my rock, "Why have You forgotten me? 

Why must I walk in gloom under the oppression of the enemy?”

And it would drink the blood of grapes as the finest wine. 

And Eli said to her: Until when will you be drunk? 

Throw off your wine from upon yourself.

Of all the powder of the peddler

Who is this coming up from the desert, 

Like columns of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, 

The cream of cattle and the milk of sheep, 

With the fat of lambs and rams of Bashan and he goats, with kidneys of wheat


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Week 18: The Grasshopper is Saying (Book 7)

 The Grasshopper is saying 

I lift my eyes up to the mountains, 

Where shall my help come from?

For our protectors turn to the Lord, 

And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

You shall look from the peak of Amanah, 

From the peak of Senir and Hermon, 

From the lions' dens, from mountains of leopards.

[Because of] his might, I wait for You, for G-d is my stronghold. 

The G-d of my kindness will anticipate my [need]; 

G-d will show me [the downfall] of my watchful foes. 

With the arm of Your greatness may they become as still as a stone, 

Until Your people cross over, O Lord,

He delivered me from my mighty enemy; 

From them that hated me; for they were too powerful for me. 

But You, Lord, You laugh at them; 

You mock all nations. 

You forgot the [Mighty] Rock Who bore you; 

You forgot the G-d Who delivered you. 

Out of Ephraim, whose root was against Amalek; 

After you (will be) Benjamin with your abaters;

You have captivated my heart, my sister, [my] bride; 

You have captivated my heart with one of your eyes, 

With one link of your necklaces.

And she said: May your bondswoman find favor in your eyes; 

You are all fair, my beloved, and there is no blemish in you.

With me from Lebanon, my bride, with me from Lebanon shall you come; 

And the woman went on her way and ate, 

And her face was not (sad) anymore.  

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Week 19: The Locust is Saying (Book 7)

The Locust is saying, 

At the sight of their accursed state and deterioration, [people] will recount. 
Consume them in wrath, consume them and they will be no more; 
And the Lord saw this and became angry, 
Provoked by His sons and daughters. 

Do not kill them, lest my nation forget; 
Drive them about with Your might and impoverish them, 
Until this nation that You have acquired crosses over. 
You shall bring them and plant them on the mount of Your heritage,

And they will know that G-d rules in Jacob, to the ends of the earth, Selah. 
And they arose early in the morning, and prostrated themselves before the Lord: 
And they returned and came to their house, to Ramah, 
I will praise Your Name; for You have done wondrous things; 

They confronted me on the day of my calamity;  
But the Lord was a support to me.
O our Shield, my Master, [for] the sin of their mouth, 
The word of their lips;  let them be trapped by their arrogance. 

Out of Machir came down officers, 
And out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the scribe.
And Elkanah knew Hannah, his wife, and the Lord remembered her.    
Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

Then You spoke in a vision to Your pious ones and said: 
How fair is your love, my sister, [my] bride; 
How much better is your love than wine, 
and the fragrance of your oils than all spices! 

I have granted aid to [David] the mighty one; 
Your lips drip flowing honey, O bride; 
Honey and milk are under your tongue, 
O G-d, You are my Lord; I will exalt You, 

I have exalted the one chosen from among the people.
And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon. 
A locked up garden is my sister, [my] bride; 
A locked up spring, a sealed fountain.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Week 20 (Book 7): The Spider is Saying

The Spider is saying, 

And they will return toward evening, 
They will howl like the dog and circle the city. 
And He said, "I will hide My face from them. 
I will see what their end will be," 

They will wander about to eat; 
When they will not be sated they will groan. 
For they are a generation of reversals; 
They are not My children whom I have reared. 

As for me, I shall sing of Your might, 
And sing joyously of Your kindness toward morning, 
And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah, 
As was Issachar with Barak; 

And it was, after the seasons and the days, 
After Hannah had conceived, that she bore a son, 
I have found David, My servant; 
I have anointed him with My holy oil. 

And she called his name Samuel, 
Because, "I asked him of the Lord."
Directed toward Your habitation, 
Which You made, O Lord; 

For You have been a stronghold to me, 
A refuge on the day of my distress.
The sanctuary, O Lord, 
[Which] Your hands founded.

And He brought me forth into a wide place;
Your arid fields are as a pomegranate orchard 
With sweet fruit, henna and spikenard.  
Praise Him with sounding cymbals! 

Into the valley they rushed forth with their feet.
Spikenard and saffron, calamus 
And cinnamon, with all frankincense trees 
 He delivered me because He took delight in me.

Myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices.
A garden fountain, a well of living waters 
And flowing streams from Lebanon.
Praise Him with loud clashing cymbals!

Friday, August 23, 2013

"Kabbalah of Time" Featured in Tamar Yonah's Blog on Arutz Sheva!

Elul 17, 5773, 8/23/2013

Amazing New Book: The Kabbalah of Time

by Tamar Yonah

A weapon against sadness, ...a true gift!  It is currently listed as Amazon’s #1 “Hot New Release in Kabbalah (Jewish Mysticism)

The article below is written by Rabbi Daniel Kahane

Brazilian-American authors Rabbi Daniel Kahane and Ann Helen Wainer have recently launched a book that promises to change the way scholars and laymen understand the Jewish calendar as well as the structure of central Jewish texts.

The book shows how the 52-day period spanning from Passover to Shavuot is in fact a microcosm of the 52 weeks of the year. Additionally, it demonstrates how 52 rabbis and 52 animals listed in the sacred works Pirkei Avot (“Ethics of the Fathers”) and Perek Shirah (“Chapter of Song”) parallel the year’s weeks as well. Finally, the book explores the kabbalistic meaning behind the numbers and divine attributes (sefirot) related to each day from Passover to Shavuot known as the Counting of the Omer.

The Counting of the Omer has always been one of the key tools used by the Jewish People as a basis for spiritual development. The book expands its use to the entire year and shows amazing and eerie connections between how the weeks of the year and the days of the Omer parallel each other. “The basis for the entire book is one simple idea,” Rabbi Kahane says, “Just as the culmination of the Counting of the Omer, Lag Ba’Omer, falls on the 33rd day of the Omer, so too the week of Lag Ba’Omer falls on the 33rd week of the year.

“The book’s use as a weapon against sadness should also not be underestimated,” exclaims Ann Helen Wainer, “its uplifting ideas and its connectedness to the song and harmony of nature, as well as the wisdom and foresight of our ancestors, is a true gift.”

The book was originally launched in Portuguese, after the authors received a grant from the Safra Philanthropic Institute in Brazil. An expanded English version (eBook and print) is available on Amazon, ModernJewishHome.com, as well as other vendors. More information and ongoing classes are also available at www.kabbalahoftime.com.

The “Kabbalah of Time” is currently listed as Amazon’s #1 “Hot New Release in Kabbalah.” The Kindle Edition also consistently listed #1, and now four months after its release, is among the Top #10 Best Sellers in its category.

About Ann Helen Wainer and Rabbi Daniel Kahane

Mrs. Wainer is a prolific author, having published several works regarding Judaism and Jewish History, as well as Brazilian Law and History. Her titles include: Jewish and Brazilian Connections to New York, India, and Ecology; Family Portrait; A Jewish Perspective on Ecology; Civil Liability of the Developer; and Brazilian Environmental Legislation. Ann Helen earned a master’s degree in corporate law in Brazil, and an MA in religious studies at Florida International University.

Rabbi Daniel Kahane is a graduate from Georgetown Law School and Princeton University, where he received the religion departmental award in Jewish studies, as well as a Certificate in the subject. He also attended Yeshiva University and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Besides from working full-time as an attorney, Rabbi Kahane teaches weekly classes at Chabad of Aventura, FL.

For more information about “The Kabbalah of Time,” please visit www.kabbalahoftime.com, https://www.facebook.com/TheKabbalahOfTime, or contact Ann Helen Wainer at (305) 332-8660. You may also send an e-mail to cabaladotempo@gmail.com.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Week 21 (Book 7): The Fly is Saying

The Fly, when Israel is not busying itself with Torah, is saying:

When Pharaoh's horses came with his chariots 
And his horsemen into the sea,
They have provoked My jealousy with a non-G-d, 
Provoked My anger with their vanities. 

All flesh is grass, and all its grace is as the flower of the field.
(But) among the divisions of Reuben,  (there were) great resolves of heart.
The voice said, 'Call out'. And he said, 'What shall I call out? 
Why do you sit between the borders?

I sleep, but my heart is awake. Hark! My beloved is knocking: 
My perfect one, for my head is full of dew, My locks with the drops of the night.
My wound oozes at night and does not abate; 
My soul refuses to be comforted.

Thus, I will provoke their jealousy with a non-people, 
Provoke their anger with a foolish nation.
The grass withers, the flower fades, 
But the word of our Lord shall endure forever. 

The Lord will reign to all eternity; 
[You are] my strength, to You I will sing, 
The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; 
According to the cleanness of my hands He recompensed me. 

I will create a new expression of the lips:  Peace, peace for him 
Who is far off and for him who is near, says G-d, and I will heal him.
It is he whom My hand shall be prepared [to assist]; 
My arm, too, shall strengthen him. 

Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind; 
Blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out; 
And the man, Elkanah and his entire household, went up 
To slaughter to the Lord, the sacrifice of the days and his vow.

Let my beloved come to his garden and eat his sweet fruit.
For G-d is my stronghold, the G-d of my kindness. 
I have come to my garden, my sister, [my] bride; 
For the Conductor, on the yedutun, by Asaph, a psalm. 

I have gathered my myrrh with my spice, 
I have eaten my sugar cane with my sugar, 
[I raise] my voice to G-d and cry out; 
[I raise] my voice to G-d and He will listen to me. 

I have drunk my wine with my milk. 
On the day of my distress, I sought the Lord; 
Eat, friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, beloved ones.                        
Open for me, my sister, my beloved, my dove. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Week 22 (Book 7): The Giant Sea Creatures Are Saying

The Giant Sea Creatures are saying:


Praise G-d from the land, the giant sea creatures and all the depths.

For a fire blazed in My wrath, and burned to the lowest depths.

It consumed the land and its produce, setting aflame the foundations of mountains.

And the Lord brought the waters of the sea back upon them


For I have kept the ways of the Lord and have not wickedly departed from my G-d. 

And the children of Israel walked on dry land in the midst of the sea

But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband:

Until the child is weaned, then I shall bring him


I remember G-d and I stir; I speak and my spirit becomes faint, forever.

And he shall appear before the Lord, and abide there forever.

No enemy will exact from him, neither will an unjust person afflict him.  

My beloved stretched forth his hand from the hole, and my insides stirred because of him.


"I have taken off my tunic; how can I put it on?

To hear the bleatings of the flocks?

I have bathed my feet; how can I soil them?"

At the divisions of Reuben, (there are) great searchings of heart.


I arose to open for my beloved, and my hands dripped with myrrh,

You held fast the awakenings of my eyes; I throb and I do not speak.

And my fingers with flowing myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.

I think of days of yore, ancient years.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Week 23 (Book 7): The Leviathan is Saying

The Leviathan is Saying

I opened for my beloved,
But my beloved had hidden and was gone.
Is it for eternity that my Lord forsakes me?
Nevermore to be appeased?

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
For His kindness is eternal.
Sing to the Lord, for exalted is He
Horse and rider He cast into the sea.

During the night I recall my music,
I meditate with my heart and my spirit searches.
My soul went out when he spoke,
I sought him, but found him not.

Has His kindness ceased forever?
Has He sealed the decree for all generations?
For all His ordinances were before me
And as for His statutes I did not depart from them.

The watchmen who patrol the city found me
They smote me and wounded me;
I will link evils upon them,
I will use up my arrows on them.

The watchmen of the walls took my jewelry off me.
And I will crush his adversaries before him
And will strike down those who hate him.
Only may the Lord fulfill His word.

Gilead abides beyond the Jordan
And Dan, why does he gather into ships?
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
If you find my beloved, what will you tell him?

I called him, but he did not answer me.
And Elkanah, her husband said to her,
Do what seems good to you,
Stay until you have weaned him,
For I am lovesick.

Miriam, the prophetess, Aaron's sister,
Took a timbrel in her hand.
And the woman stayed and
Nursed her son until she weaned him.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Week 24 (Book 7): The Fish Are Saying

The Fish are saying

The voice of G-d is upon the waters
Asher dwelt at the shore of the seas,
Moses led Israel away from the Red Sea 
And they went out into the desert of Shur;

I said, "It is to terrify me that the right hand of the Most High changes.”
Has G-d forgotten mercy? Has He in anger restrained His compassion forever?
Indeed, My faithfulness and My kindness shall be with him.
And I was single-hearted toward Him and I kept myself from my iniquity.

They came to Marah, but they could not drink water from Marah 
Because it was bitter; Therefore, it was named Marah.
They will sprout hair from famine; 
Attacked by demons, excised by Meriri

They walked for three days in the desert but did not find water.
I will incite the teeth of livestock upon them
The G-d of glory thunders; G-d is upon many waters.
And through my name his glory shall be exalted. 

I remember the deeds of Yah, 
When I remember your wonders of long ago. 
With three bulls, and one ephah of meal, and an earthenware jug of wine
With the venom of creatures that slither in the dust.

My beloved is white and ruddy, surrounded by myriads.
His head is as the finest gold; His locks are curled, black as a raven.
And she brought him to the house of the Lord, to Shiloh, 
And the child was young.

What is your beloved more than another beloved, O fairest of women? 
What is your beloved more than another beloved, that you have so adjured us?
And she brought him with her when she had weaned him
And by his breaches he abides.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Week 25 (Book 7): The Frog Is Saying

The Frog is saying,

Zebulun is a people that jeopardized their lives to die,
As did Naphtali, upon the high places of the field.
Blessed is the Name of the honor of His Kingdom for all eternity.

The people complained against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
I will set his hand upon the sea, his right hand upon the rivers.
His eyes are like doves beside rivulets of water, bathing in milk, fitly set.

There He gave them a statute and an ordinance, and there He tested them.
So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord instructed him
Concerning a piece of wood, which he cast into the water, and the water became sweet.

I meditate on all Your works, and speak of Your deeds.
His jaws are like a bed of spice, growths of aromatic plants
His lips are [like] roses, dripping with flowing myrrh.

You are the G-d Who works wonders; You make Your might known among the nations.
His hands are [like] wheels of gold, set with chrysolite
His abdomen is [as] a block of ivory, overlaid with sapphires.

And the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness;
According to my cleanness before His eyes.
O G-d, Your way is in sanctity; what god is as great as G-d?

From outside, the sword will bereave, and terror from within;
And when the bullock was slain, the child was brought to Eli.
Young men and maidens, suckling babes with venerable elders.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Gazelle, Elephant, Lion and Bear are saying (songs for past weeks that had been missed)

Week 36: The Gazelle is saying, 

His left hand would be under my head, 
And his right hand would embrace me.
And I shall sing of Your strength 
I shall rejoice of Your kindness in the morning

For You were a refuge to me, 
and a hiding place on the day of my oppression.
And You have given me the shield of Your salvation; 
And You have increased Your humility for me. 

He lifts the poor from the dust; 
From the dunghill, He raises the pauper, 
When the Lord will judge His people, 
And will reconsider His servants, 

To seat them with princes, 
And a seat of honor He causes them to inherit, 
When He sees that the power is increasing, 
And none is controlled or strengthened. 

And Moses said to them, 
Let no one leave over [any] of it until morning. 
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, 
And He placed the world upon them.

But [some] men did not obey Moses
And left over [some] of it until morning, 
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem; 
Why should you awaken, 

And why should you arouse 
The love until it is desirous?
And it bred worms and became putrid, 
And Moses became angry with them.     

There your mother was in travail with you; 
There she that bore you was in travail."
She struck Sisera, pierced his head, 
And wounded and penetrated his temple.

Who is this coming up from the desert, 
Embracing her beloved? 
The covenant which He made with Abraham, 
And His oath to Isaac. 

Under the apple tree I aroused you; 
He established it for Jacob as a statute, 
For Israel as an everlasting Covenant, 
Stating, "To you I shall give the land of Canaan”

His seed will endure forever 
And his throne will be 
As the sun before Me
The portion of your inheritance

Week 37: The Elephant is saying, 

You have enlarged my step[s] beneath me 
And my ankles have not slipped
How great are your works, G-d 
Your thoughts are tremendously deep

Should a man give all the property 
Of his house for love
They would despise him
They gathered it morning by morning 

Each one according to his eating capacity 
And [when] the sun grew hot, it melted
Then He will say, "Where is their deity 
The rock in which they trusted?”

At her feet he sank, fell, lay; 
At her feet he sank (and) fell;
The feet of His pious ones He will guard, 
And the wicked shall be cut off in darkness 

For not by strength will man prevail.
For love is as strong as death, 
Zeal is as strong as the grave; 
Its coals are coals of fire of a great flame!

When they were few in number, hardly dwelling in it.
It came to pass on the sixth day that they gathered 
A double portion of bread, two omers for one, 
And all the princes of the community came and reported to Moses.

Many waters cannot quench the love, 
Nor can rivers flood it 
Like the moon, which is established forever, 
And it is a witness in the sky, eternally true. 

And they walked from nation to nation, 
From one kingdom to another people.
We have a little sister who has no breasts; 
What shall we do for our sister on the day she is spoken for?

Place me like a seal on your heart, 
Like a seal on your arm, 
He let no man oppress them, 
And He reproved kings on their account.

Week 38: The Lion is saying, 

He shall arouse zeal, He shall cry, 
Even roar, He shall prevail over His enemies.
I have pursued my enemies 
And have destroyed them; 

Those who strive with the Lord will be broken; 
Upon him will He thunder in Heaven; 
G-d shall go out as a mighty man, 
Never turning back until they were consumed. 

He called a famine upon the land; 
He broke every staff of bread.
Who ate the fat of their sacrifices 
And drank the wine of their libations? 

Through the window looked forth, 
The mother of Sisera [peered] through the window;
Let them arise and help you! 
Let them be your shelter! 

Where he sank, there he fell down dead.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth. 
And He will grant strength to His King, 
And raise the horn of His anointed one.     

"Do not touch My anointed ones, 
And do not harm My prophets.”
But You abandoned and You rejected; 
You became wroth with Your anointed.   

He sent a man before them; 
Joseph was sold as a slave.
If she be a wall, 
We will build upon her a silver turret 

Solomon had a vineyard in Baal-Hamon 
He gave the vineyard to the keepers; 
So he said to them
That is what the Lord spoke 

Tomorrow is a rest day 
A holy Sabbath to the Lord 
Each one brought for the fruit thereof 
One thousand pieces of silver

Bake whatever you wish to bake 
And cook whatever you wish to cook
And if she be a door
We will enclose her with cedar boards

And all the rest leave over to keep until morning  
So they left it over until morning
As Moses had commanded 
Then I was in his eyes as one who finds peace

I am a wall
And my breasts are like towers
And it did not become putrid
And not a worm was in it

Week 39: The Bear is saying, 

You, who sit in the gardens 
The friends hearken to your voice; Let me hear.
Let the wilderness and its cities lift up their voice, 
The village that Kedar inhabits 

And Moses said, "Eat it today, 
For today is a Sabbath to the Lord; 
Today you will not find it in the field." 
Let the inhabitants of the rock sing, 
Let them shout from the peaks of the mountains. 

Flee, my beloved, and liken yourself to a gazelle 
Or to a fawn of the hinds on the spice mountains.
And Elkanah went to Ramah, to his house
Let them give glory to G-d and tell of His praise in the islands.

See now that it is I! I am the One, 
And there is no G-d like Me! 
My vineyard, which is mine, is before me; 
You, O Solomon, shall have the thousand, 

And those who watch its fruit, two hundred.
Six days you shall gather it, 
But on the seventh day, the Sabbath, 
On it there will be none. 

And the child was serving the Lord before Eli the priest.  
They afflicted his foot with fetters; 
His soul was placed in irons.
You abrogated the covenant of Your servant; 

Why is his chariot late in coming? 
Why tarry the strides of his chariots?
I cause death and grant life. 
I strike, but I heal, 

And no one can rescue from My Hand! 
And I have consumed them, 
And I have crushed them that they cannot rise; 
Yes, they are fallen under my feet. 

You profaned his crown to the ground.
Until His word came, the saying of the Lord purified him.
A king sent and released him, 
A ruler of peoples [sent] and loosed his bonds.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Week 26 (Book 7): The Lamb Is Saying

The Lamb Is Saying 

Who is like You among the might ones, G-d, 
Who is like You, mighty in holiness,
You redeemed Your people with Your arm,
The sons of Jacob and Joseph forever.

The kings came and fought;
Then fought the kings of Canaan
I said that I would make an end of them
Eradicate their remembrance from mankind.

All the sicknesses that I have visited upon Egypt
I will not visit upon you, for I, the Lord, heal you.
With a kind one, You show Yourself kind.
With the upright, mighty, You show Yourself upright

And he said, if you hearken 
To the voice of the Lord, Your G-d, 
And you do what is proper in His eyes,
His appearance is like the Lebanon,

Chosen as the cedars.
O daughters of Jerusalem
They trembled, even the deeps quaked.
They poured forth thick waters

His legs are [as] pillars of marble,
Founded upon sockets of fine gold,
The skies let out a voice,
Even your arrows went abroad.

Water fountains and seventy palms.
And they encamped there by the water.
The waters perceived You, O G-d,
The waters perceived You,

And she said, "Please, my lord!
As surely as your soul lives, my lord,
And you listen closely to His commandments
And observe all His statutes,

They came to Elim, and there were twelve
Where has your beloved gone, 
O fairest of women
Where has your beloved turned

I am the woman who was standing here
With you, to pray to the Lord.
His palate is sweet, and he is altogether desirable
This is my beloved, and this is my friend,

He will call to Me, You are my Father,
My G-d, and the Rock of my salvation.
Awesome in praise, worker of wonders.
That we may seek him with you.        


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