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Calm

Calm (Randyjw; May 26, 2019)

 

Like Saul to David,

calmed with tender, soothing tones

played on the kinnor.

 

 

These songs by Yehuda Katz have a rather collective, soothing effect:

 

Yehuda Katz – Bachatzi Halayla (Midnight Escape):

(https://youtu.be/u0UN_06tess?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

This next one is by Shlomo Katz:

Shlomo Katz- Od Yishama (There Will Be Heard) (composed by Reb Shlomo Carlebach):

(https://youtu.be/_DbMc-xbYOQ?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – Woman of Wisdom and Valor (Eshet Chayil) (composed by Reb Shlomo Carlebach):

(https://youtu.be/nb73TalRKYw?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – B’Simchah Rabah (We’re So Happy) (composed by Reb Shlomo Carlebach):

(https://youtu.be/d30TDPPxs3A?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – Calling Out to You (Elecha) (composed by Reb Shlomo Carlebach):

(https://youtu.be/cH_Vv9Sr9qc?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz V’hamagal –  Libi U’b’sari:

(https://youtu.be/wEQYpCcnmnE?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – Loving Life (Mi Ha’Ish):

(https://youtu.be/geMyb2pImuM?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – Reflecting Light (K’Gavnah):

(https://youtu.be/UWOz_gWJXP4?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – All Together (composed by Meir Banai, Yair Nitzani):

(https://youtu.be/b7X_ENnjvNw?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – Purple Royalty (Shoshanah Ya’Akov):

(https://youtu.be/ygEvI8SrXgo?list=PLMsoBWRyDM56WNWnS31I7XJ5VIQbRoAXZ)

 

Yehuda Katz – Dancing in Mezeritch:

(https://youtu.be/qhooIOY71RY)

 

Yehuda Katz – Hand in Hand (Yamin V’Smol) (composed by Reb Shlomo Carlebach):

(https://youtu.be/5so_kNsFDlE)

 

Yehuda Katz – Nigun Lewis (composed by Reb Shlomo Carlebach):

(https://youtu.be/7Yvh0Pgsgk4)

 

Yehuda Katz – You Are the Kind (composed by Reb Shlomo Carlebach):

(https://youtu.be/YHAezU-oMhE)

 

Or:

https://newsnotes1.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/shema-yisrael/

 

 

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Im Eshkachech

Im Eshkachech (If I Forget Thee) (Rachelgv; Hebrew Translation / May 26, 2019)

 

T’filah L’Hashem:

Shalom Birushalayim,

yonim al hashurim

 


 

English:

 

If I Forget Thee (Rachelgv; May 25, 2019)

 

A prayer to G-d:

Peace upon Jerusalem,

doves upon the walls

 

 

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If I Forget Thee

If I Forget Thee (Rachelgv; May 25, 2019)

 

A prayer to G-d:

Peace upon Jerusalem,

doves upon its walls

 

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Im Eshkachech (If I Forget Thee) (Rachelgv; Hebrew Translation / May 26, 2019)

 

T’filah L’Hashem:

Shalom Birushalayim,

yonim al hashurim

 

 

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Love (Ten)

Love (Ten) (Randyjw; May 22, 2019)

 

The unseen art, of dabblers, and love,

in the negative space on the wall

was filled to existence by tenderly painters

trading places when the other stalled

 

 

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Fuschia Blooms

 

Fuschia Blooms (Randyjw; May 10, 2019)

 

Fuschia brush my ears:

caresses near the soapdish

blushes cheeks and hair

 

 

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Turquoise

Turquoise (Randyjw; May 10, 2019)

 

Sunlight pierces the branches of mangroves

the blue heron sailing a vast expanse for the other side

At the bank gleam shining pairs of faceted rainbows

partially submerging preying alligator eyes

 

Junebugs arrive early

and mayday beacons, like fireflies, bioluminesce in neon green

A striped mullet arcs and twists his agile body,

silvered underbody draped in pearlescent sheen

 

Sugar kisses coat the cypress swamp,

of which the water was filled and drained

And now sits the still glorious eagle

in its place where the plantation stands

 

The cypress canoes lay now silent

on the trails, filled with tears, which man tamed

A seminal tale for the Seminole,

at the time when the full moon waned.

 

 

(https://youtu.be/6cR-h8FU7rI)

 

 

 

 

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Chamesh

 

Chamesh (Randyjw; May 9, 2019)

 

Chamesh is a five-fingered luck sign

of both Jewish and Arab design

To which I added further images

of symbolic peace doves of Israel, in mine

 

 

Two birds in the hand

and the world, as a pomegranate

solely… to wish each soul

A good year!

That’s all…

dadnabbit!

 

 

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