Sunday, December 30, 2012

My God, My God

For those of you who have never heard of Sophie Milman, now you have.  This Russian-born Jazz vocalist who grew up in Israel sings a beautiful version of a song that is based on a poem by the Hungarian and Jewish poet Hannah Szenes, who is a national heroine in Israel.  The song is called "A Walk to Caesarea" or "Eli, Eli" ("My God, My God"):             Enjoy!
Hannah Szenes
My God, My God, I pray that these things never end,
The sand and the sea,
The rustle of the waters,
Lightning of the Heavens,
The prayer of Man.
אלי, אלי, שלא יגמר לעולם
החול והים
רשרוש של המים
ברק השמים
 תפילת האדם