Ana El Na Refa Na Lah (Numbers 12:13) is a potent prayer for healing. Recently I set the prayer to the melody of a traditional Ukrainian lullaby, “The Dream Passes by the Window.” Chanting the prayer to this hypnotic musical setting brings the meaning of the words – “God please heal her” – deep into my heart. By framing a traditional healing text with a Ukrainian folk melody I try to elevate my spirit and pray in solidarity with the suffering of Ukrainian families and communities in their struggle to survive and be a free people.
The video clip is meant to help you learn how the melody and lyrics work together. Ideally the niggunA wordless melody. should be sung several times to help you enter a meditative prayerful state with deep kavannahLit. Intention Refers both to one’s intention when performing a mitzvah or when focusing for prayer. Kavanah also refers to specific readings to help focus one's attention prior to performing an act..