Ps. 27: Kaveh el YaH/Immerse yourself in G!d
Rabbi Hanna Tiferet is an Eshet Hazon/Woman of Vision and a Vatika/Grandmother in the Jewish Renewal tradition. She has recorded eight albums of original liturgical music that lift the spirit and soothe the soul. She has nurtured many communities in the US and Canada and currently serves as a Mashpi’ah Ruchanit/Spiritual Guide to the holy students in the ALEPH Ordination Program.
Kaveh el YaH Psalm 27:14
a. Kaveh el YaH ḥazak v’ya-ametz libekha
b. Kaveh el YaH Immerse yourself in G!d
c. Ḥazak v’ya-ametz libekha Be strong and brave in your heart
Psalm 27 is recited throughout the High Holy Day period, from the beginning of the New Moon of Elul/Virgo until the end of Sukkot/the Harvest Festival. The last verse of the psalm is a statement of faith and action. We are told to “take heart” and immerse ourselves in God’s love. Simultaneously we strengthen the heart and move forward with courage. We can hope, but we must also act. This passionate three part round contains a richness of interwoven sounds that can open the Gates of Heaven.
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