Amichai’s Top 50/20 Prayer of the Mothers תפילת האמהות صلاة الأمهات
The walls of fear will some day melt
And I will return from exile
My gates shall open
To what is truly good
עוד ימסו بيكفي خوف
חומות הפחד تعوا نبدا من جديد
יפתחו שעריי ونفتح الأبواب
אל הטוב האמיתי
Yael Deckelbaum created this powerful song – a prayer for peace – in Hebrew, Arabic and English in 2017. Last year on this day, we sang it together with her in NYC. This year I dedicate this song to my mother, who on this day 50 years ago birthed me into this world with so much joy, and so many hopes for more peaceful days. Inshallah, May it be, Amen Ken Yehi Ratzon – and may all of us, mothers and fathers, siblings and children, friends and foes – melt the wall of fear to open the gates to interdependence based on deep respect for our shared humanity and dreams.
Israel – you can do it. Mazal Tov.
Ima – Toda. Ein Yoter Milim.
Amichai’s Top 50: Soundtrack of my life. 4/20-6-8 2019/Passover-Shavuot 5779
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