And the Sanhedrin was like a planted bed of flowers and the Holy Temple was like a spring flower. Three times a year at a certain time They came from near and far. This one brings sacrifices to battle And that one brings the first fruits. The Levites were playing, the Jew felt the holiness The streets overflowed with joy. O, then did I have such pleasure! Her treasure gambled away. The place Bethlehem where my bones lie, wear the clothes of mourning. You moutain Lebanon, my dear friend, whose feet tread on you today?
You mountain Moriah, you holy place, A Moslem mosque now stands there! The streets are abandoned The paths are all destroyed On Carmel no flowers bloom. The towers no longer shine.
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The Kohamim who were a support, The Levites — where are they now? Where is your crown, your kingdom? What has become of you? They rest their heads on their emaciated hands and cry till it pains your heart. In Australia he laments the earth He is looked down upon as if he were a horse.
And the trees they pour with tears and the birds answer with weeping. But the heart of the enemy has turned to stone This tragedy has caged in his heart. The evil monster sees how we cry [Original — the crocodile, the monster, also cries] In his heart it is as hard as iron. Oh God answer me now! Say how long can this go on? To suffer generation after generation, Sorrows for two thousand years! You stars, tell me if you know. Has my comfort been lost among you? You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site.
Exciting to know this beautiful and rare recording is being preserved and contextualized in such detail for a worldwide audience. Thank you, Itzik, and thanks to Ms. Can you say anything more about the origin of the sheet music and the tune itself? Followers of this blog will note the resemblance in the melody to an earlier posted Zunser song Rokhl mevakho a boneho. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Blog at WordPress. Yiddish Song of the Week Presenting rare field recordings of master Yiddish folksingers. The battle for Jewish control of the Jordan Valley was successfully concluded on the same day. Eichmann was in charge of all transportation required for the shipment of Jews to the extermination camps and implementing the "final solution" i. After the war, Eichmann fled to Argentina and lived under the assumed name of Ricardo Klement for ten years until Israeli Mossad agents abducted him on May 11, and smuggled him out of the country to stand trial in Yerushalayim for his crimes against the Jewish people, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
He was put on trial in Israel, which was broadcast worldwide and featured the wrenching testimony of over one hundred witnesses, many of them Holocaust survivors. During the four months of the trial, Eichmann took the stand and used the defense that he was just obeying orders.
They would have been shot if they had refused to round up the Jews for the death camps. Everybody killed the Jews. He was hanged at Ramleh Prison, on 27 Iyar - May 31, , the only capital punishment ever carried out in Israel. His body was cremated and ashes scattered at sea, so that no nation would serve as Eichmann's final resting place. His colleagues called him Meir because he "enlightened the eyes of the sages" with his genius and scholarship " Meir " comes from the Hebrew word "Or," light. Meir's long life was rife with personal tragedy see the links below for details.
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Aside for his personal travails, he lived in the troubled times following the destruction of the second Beit HaMikdash. After his beloved teacher, Rabbi Akiva, was executed by the Romans, he fled to Babylon until the persecutions eased up. His wife was the famous wise woman, Beruriah. She advised him wisely when neighboring wicked people disturbed him Berachot 10a , and when their two sons died she broke the news gently and comforted him.
Some sources list his yahrtzeit as 15 Iyar. Sephardim have a minhag of commemorating his hilulah on this date at his kever in Teveria, but the mesorah of this yahrtzeit is unclear. For further information, check the sefer Mekomot Hakedoshim by Harav Yech! Born in Neustadt, his father was Harav Avraham Yeshayahu. Later, he traveled to the Chozeh of Lublin. The Chozeh held Reb Shmuel in high esteem.
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He had many Chassidim. When they came to Peshischa, the Rebbe Reb Bunim accepted them all without testing them. Harav Yehudah Leib was initially opposed to the ways of Chassidut. In this, he said, he saw more than Chassidim did. At first Reb Yehudah Leib was not among them. Only after seeing the large crowd that traveled to Lublin did he decide to do the same.
His divrei Torah were published under the name Likutei Maharil. Many of the divrei Torah in his sefer are similar to those in Ohev Yisrael and Torat Emet , which led some to say that these were actually copied from the manuscripts of those sefarim , and are in fact not the original divrei Torah of Reb Yehudah Leib.
He was niftar in his youth. Born in Horodok, he became the Rav of the city from to Later Rav of Drazin , Prozan were he showed heroic dedication during a deadly epidemic , and Lomza. He was Chief Rabbi of Lodz from until his petira. When Reb Tuvia was only two years old, both his parents succumbed to typhoid. The young orphan was raised by his grandfather, the Rav of Vlodova, and his older sister. After the war, Reb Tuvia returned to his hometown, where he found that of his entire extended family, only one aunt had survived.
Reb Tuvia left Poland and made his way to Paris, where he met his Rebbetzin, who had spent the war in the Slabodka ghetto. Reb Moshe and Reb Tuvia could be found discussing halachic matters at all hours of the day and night. Reb Tuvia was particular about not wasting time. His humility was legendary. Rav Goldstein led the yeshivah for around 30 years. When they complained to Moshe Rabbeinu that they had nothing to eat, Hashem notified them that he would rain down " lechem min haShamayim " to sustain them, alluding to the mann , which began falling one day later.
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The "Black Code," stipulating the expulsion of the Jews from all the French Caribbean islands, came into force, forcing the Jews to leave for the Dutch islands and give up their flourishing cocoa plantations to French hands. The Black Code stipulated in its first article: " We enjoin all of our officers to chase from our islands all the Jews who have established residence there.
As with all declared enemies of Christianity, we command them to be gone within three months of the day of issuance of the present [order], at the risk of confiscation of their persons and their goods. His mother raised him and encouraged him to strengthen himself and continue in his learning. She, unfortunately, also passed away before Reb Aryeh Leib married.
Reb Aryeh Leib traveled to learn in Lithuania. He married and settled in Vilna, where his father-in-law supported him. He was raised and taught by the Kozhnitzer Maggid. The Berditchever asked that the Maggid present him with his menorah as a gift, which he did. The Berditchever immediately returned the menorah to the Maggid, saying that it will be a wedding present for the child who will be born to his daughter; until that time, the Maggid may use it. When the baby was born he was named Meir as per the instructions of Reb Levi Yitzchak, who predicted that he was destined to illuminate the world with his Torah.
The names Chaim and Yechiel were added as a segulah for longevity. At the age of five, the boy once burst into tears. I also want a Rebbe! The young boy answered that every night he sees an elderly man coming to teach his grandfather; obviously this must be his Rebbe.
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His closeness to his grandfather grew with time. However, when his grandfather offered to learn Torat hanistar with him he declined, explaining that he wanted to reach those levels by himself. He married the the daughter of Harav Elazar, the son of the Rebbe R.
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