AFILU (CHEREV)

אפילו 

Afilu cherev chada
munachat al tzavaro shel adam
al yimnah atzmo min harachamim

EVEN (A SWORD)

Even if a sharp sword
rests upon a man's neck,
he should not stop from prayer


Note:
Choreographer's comments:
At a critical juncture of Jewish history, with Assyrian King Sennacherib's army closing in on Jerusalem, Hezekiah King of Judah suddenly fell mortally ill.

The prophet Isaiah came to him and told him to prepare for death.

With God's prophet telling him to make his will and prepare to die, a lesser man might have given up the fight. Not Hezekiah.

Instead, he prayed and focused his mind on the closed walls of his own heart. Hezekiah recovered, and gained a new sense and meaning to his life.
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LYRICS
Talmud, Barakhot 10a
MUSIC
Basya Schechter
SINGER
Basya Schechter
CD
Out of the Reeds Track 3
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
Connie L. Katz 2004
DANCE FORMAT
Circle

Words transliterated and translated by Connie L Katz of California, USA.
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