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Ki Tavo כי תבוא

Home of Hardships -Yonatan Razel 

                                              נָוֶה תְּלָאוֹת - יונתן רזאל

                                                  

דברים: כו,טו הַשְׁקִיפָה מִמְּעוֹן קָדְשְׁךָ מִן-הַשָּׁמַיִם, וּבָרֵךְ אֶת-עַמְּךָ אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאֵת הָאֲדָמָה, אֲשֶׁר נָתַתָּה לָנוּ--כַּאֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתָּ לַאֲבֹתֵינוּ, אֶרֶץ זָבַת חָלָב וּדְבָשׁ. 

 

Deuteronomy:26.15 “Look forth from Your holy abode, from heaven, and bless Your people Israel and the soil You have given us, a land flowing with milk and honey, as You swore to our fathers.”

 

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Razel describes this song and how he came about to write it, the song uses a verse from our parasha. “I remember the moment the song was born, in my living room in Jerusalem after some deep inner reflection, I started to look at the world in a different light. To look at life as a journey, a journey of highs and lows that lead to deep heartfelt happiness. Not to always expect peace and tranquility and to be disappointed all the time rather the opposite, but to understand and appreciate and be ready for the tests in life which are meant to bring us to a higher place at the end, to a sweeter place. As I played this to myself, I thought about us, our situation sometimes and let out a scream: “Hashkifa M’maon kodshecha u’barech… ubarech…”

 

            

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