Amichai’s Top 50/36 ‘B’shem Ha’Shem’ The Angel Song ‘בשם ה

Amichai’s Top 50/36 B’shem Ha’Shem The Angel Song. בשם ה “In the name of the Divine: Angelic Beings Surround me. Michael on the right, Gabriel on the left, Uriel in front, Rafael behind, and the Divine Presence overhead.” My first memory: Age 4, on my uncle’s desk at his home on a Saturday night and […]

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Amichai’s Top 50/35 ‘You Want it Darker’

Amichai’s Top 50/35 “You Want it Darker” There’s a lover in the story But the story’s still the same There’s a lullaby for suffering And a paradox to blame But it’s written in the scriptures And it’s not some idle claim You want it darker We kill the flame Leonard Cohen’s farewell album includes this […]

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Amichai’s Top 50/34 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me

Amichai’s Top 50/34 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me Last night I dreamt That somebody loved me No hope, no harm Just another false alarm The story is old – I know But it goes on Happy 60th birthday Morrissey. Thank you and The Smiths for every damm night of screaming at the […]

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Amichai’s Top 50/33 ‘בן אדם: כנפי רוח’ ‘Ben Adam:Wings of Spirit’

Amichai’s Top 50/33. בן אדם:כנפי רוח Ben Adam:wings of spirit Human being, Rise up. Rise up, you have tremendous strength. You have wings of the spirit, wings of noble eagles. Do not deny them, or they will deny you. Seek them, instantly, the wings will manifest. בֶּן אָדָם, עֲלֵה לְמַעְלָה עֲלֵה. כִּי כֹּחַ עַז לְךָ […]

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Amichai’s Top 50/32 “Body of Love”

Amichai’s Top 50/32 “Body of Love” Where there is fear, let there be an opening Where there is hunger, let the road ahead be full of grace Where there is judgement, let there be empathy Where we have forgotten how to love Let us know the ache The ache of being one, one with the […]

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