|EVEN (A SWORD)|
|Afilu cherev chada munachat al tzavaro shel adam
al yimnah atzmo min harachamim
|Even if a sharp sword rests upon a man's neck,
he should not stop from prayer
|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.
|LYRICS||Talmud, Barakhot 10a|
|CD||Out of the Reeds Track 3|
|DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER||Connie L. Katz 2004|
|DANCE VIDEO||Demonstrated by Connie L. Katz|
|Transliteration and translation by Connie L Katz of California, USA|
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