Yehudah HaLevi

(1075 - 1141 / Andulusia)

Comments about Yehudah HaLevi

  • Paliroad (12/21/2017 5:17:00 PM)

    Profound concept of non-duality reality for Love and Joy and Pain are part of the same root.

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  • Yakkerboy (12/19/2017 7:46:00 AM)

    MiTmite9, Your ignorance knows no bounds.

  • Newuser (11/30/2017 10:33:00 PM)

    To be
    And oh, to lose

  • From ''Godless'', the movie (11/28/2017 1:59:00 AM)

    Tis a fearful thing to love
    To love what death can touch
    A fearful thing
    To love, to hope, to dream, ...to be

    To be, and know, ..to lose
    A thing for fools, ...this
    And a holy thing
    A holy thing, ... to love

    For your life is lived in me
    Your laugh once lifted me
    Your word was gift, ...to me
    To remember this, brings painful joy

    Tis a human thing, -love
    A holy thing
    To love what death has touched


    And

  • MiTmite9 (11/26/2017 1:59:00 PM)

    Please explain to me why a poem concerning bin Laden's death and an anorexic cat lady are attributed to a man who lived in the 10th century. Yes... and why the photo?

  • David Schwartz (8/4/2017 7:23:00 AM)

    Very important scholar and poet, but this could not possibly be his portrait - it is a photo, and he was born in 1100s - almost certainly before glasses were invented.

Best Poem of Yehudah HaLevi

A Love Song

'Do you see over my shoulders falling,
Snake-like ringlets waving free?
Have no fear, for they are twisted
To allure you unto me.'

Thus she spoke, the gentle dove,
Listen to your plighted love:
'Oh, how long I wait, till my sweetheart comes back,' she said,
'Laying his caressing hand underneath my burning head.'

Read the full of A Love Song

Hymn For Atonement Day

Lord, Your humble servants hear,
Suppliant now before You,
Our Father, from Your children's plea
Turn not, we implore You!

Lord, Your people, sore oppressed,
From the depths implore You;
Our Father, let us not, this day,
Cry in vain before You.

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