What do you do when you get up in the morning?

Arik to the right

Arik to the right

This post is in memory of Israeli musician Arik Einstein who died last night. Here’s one of his famous songs, מה אתה עושה כשאתה קם בבוקר. Or, in English: What do you do when you get up in the morning?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88LI1-QesqE

(Just in case you were wondering: It’s Josie Katz dancing in the video.)

«Arik Einstein, widely considered one of the greatest singers in Israel’s history, died Tuesday evening at the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv.» Read More at Ynetnews.com

So,what do you do when you get up in the morning? The same things, but more slowly…

The sound of a wheel – Israeli music

The Polish-Jewish Maurycy Gottlieb's oil painting "Jews praying in synagogue on Yom Kippur" from 1878. Photo: Wikipedia

The Polish-Jewish Maurycy Gottlieb's oil painting "Jews praying in synagogue on Yom Kippur" from 1878. Photo: Wikipedia

Just thought I’d introduce some Israeli music. A great Israeli band, which unfortunately are no longer playing, called Shotei Ha’Nevua (sometimes also transcribed Shotey HaNevua) which means Fools of Prophecy. They played a lot of good songs, and in my opinion several that are better than this one that I’ll present here, but this one I is perhaps one of their most famous tunes.

I’ll try to translate the text but it is taken from the Kabbalahs “Sepher Zohar” which is a bit obscure and complicated. It is therefore difficult to make a correct translation, but I’ll do my best to re-write the text and convey and reproduce the literary qualities. Continue reading