Hitoreri, Hitoreri

(Torah and the People)

Wake, my beloved,
Awake and arise.
 
You cause me to breathe deeply,
My pulse quickens when you are near.
You are a bridge across the ages,
Extending beyond all time.
 
A stirring of emotion overwhelms.
From the secrets of your soul,
To the scars your heart hides,
You are a part of me which cannot be disguised.
 
In the land of our forebears,
You arrived as a beacon.
Without you, I am lost,
Without me, your purpose fades.
 
You are love,
As I am love,
We are two of a kind.
 
You are loved,
As I am loved,
Each a gift, the other will find.
 
As one, we endure, 
   And as one we survive.
As one, we awaken, 
   And as one we arise.
As one, we are Israel
   And as one we are alive.
 
(From Lekha Dodi, verse 5)
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on email
Email

Ritualwell content is available for free thanks to the generous support of readers like you! Please help us continue to offer meaningful content with a donation today. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Rituals

Shop Ritualwell - Discover unique Judaica products

The Reconstructionist Network

Serving as central organization of the Reconstructionist movement

Training the next generation of groundbreaking rabbis

Modeling respectful conversations on pressing Jewish issues

Curating original, Jewish rituals, and convening Jewish creatives

Get the latest from Ritualwell

Subscribe for the latest rituals, online learning opportunities, and unique Judaica finds from our store.

The Reconstructionist Network