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