Category Archives: psalms

For Elul ~ Psalm 27

My being here is proof Of vast conspiracies defeated And all my varied longings come to this — To stand, one broken, beating heart And ask, and beg, just one more day! A glimpse, a taste, a brush of love and … Continue reading

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Psalm 126

This Psalm is straightforwardly post-exilic (for which see Sefer haWiki) but switches in its narrative perspective between before and after the return from Babylon, between gratitude and longing for return, helped by the profoundly non-linear mechanics of verbal tense and … Continue reading

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