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I once wanted to become an atheist but I gave up. They have no holidays.
Look at Jewish history. Unrelieved lamenting would be intolerable. So, for every ten Jews beating their breasts, God designated one to be crazy and amuse the breast beaters. By the time I was five I knew I was that one.
The time is at hand when the wearing of a prayer shawl and skullcap will not bar a man from the White House, unless, of course, the man is Jewish.
Even if you are Catholic, if you live in New York, you're Jewish. If you live in Butte, Montana, you are going to be a goy even if you are Jewish.
The remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served us nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil!
Even a secret agent can't lie to a Jewish mother.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it.
Don't be humble; you are not that great.
I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I had lost exactly two weeks.
-Joe E. Lewis
A spoken contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.
Whoever called it necking was a poor judge of anatomy.
A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.
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A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
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Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done.
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Fear builds walls to bar the light. - Baal Shem Tov
Engage in Torah and charity even with an ulterior motive, for that habit of right doing will lead also to right motivation. - Talmud: Pesahim, 50b
The sword comes into the world because of justice delayed and because of justice perverted.- Ethics of the Fathers 5:8
Ever since Rabbi Akiba used the Passover seder to plan a revolutionary struggle against the Roman occupiers, the Jews have used the seder to begin concrete work on tikkun (healing and transformation).
- Rabbi Michael Lerner, the Tikkun Magazine Passover supplement 2006
To work out ends of righteousness and love are you called; not merely to enjoy or suffer.
- S.R. Hirsch, "Nineteen Letters," 1836
“Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.” Golda Meir
The worship of God, though desirable as an end itself, can somehow never be in the right spirit, unless it impels one to the service of man. - Rabbi Mordechai Kaplan
Concentrate on three things and you will not fall into the grip of sin. Know from where you came, where you are going, and before Whom you will have to give account and reckoning.- Pirkei Avot 3:1
We cannot learn from general principles: there may be exceptions. - Johanan, Talmud: Kiddushin
A truly generous man is he that always gives, whether it be much or little, before he is asked.- Orchot Tsadiqim
The best security for old age: respect your children.- Sholem Asch
A Jew can be Jewish with God, against God, but not without God.- Elie Wiesel
He who promotes his own honor at the expense of his neighbor's has no portion in the world to come.- Judah b. Hanina, Genesis Rabbah
Even if all the world tells you, "You are righteous," consider yourself a sinner. - Rabbi Simlai
Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive, unless it seeks to overthrow and to ruin the pyramids of callousness, hatred, opportunism and falsehood. The liturgical movement must become a revolutionary movement, seeking to overthrow the forces that continue to destroy the promise, the hope, the vision.- Abraham Joshua Heschel, "On Prayer"
Lose with truth and right rather than gain with falsehood and wrong.- Maimonides, "Tzavaah"
Seek the good in everyone, and reveal it, bring it forth.- Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1811), "Likutey Moharan"
Just as we love ourselves despite the faults we know we have, so should we love our neighbors despite the faults we see in them.- Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov
A man should never impose an overpowering fear upon his household. - Babylonian Talmud, Gittin 6b
If you add to the truth, you subtract from it.- The Talmud
Love unaccompanied by criticism is not love....Peace unaccompanied by reproof is not peace.- Genesis Rabbah 54:3
In this final book of Torah, Moses reviews much of the history and the laws given to the Jewish people: hence the Greek name: 'Second Telling' (deutero = two and Nomos = words), taken from phrase 'Mishneh Torah', Deut. 17:18. In Deuteronomy, the belief that following God's rules will bring blessing; while spurning God will result in calamity is stressed. Idolatry and other false practices are continually denounced. Many scholars identify Deuteronomy with the book of Teaching found by Hilkiah the High Priest (during the reign of King Josiah- II Kings 22:8) during the reforms the king was instituting to strengthen Israel and its religion. There are thirty-four chapters, divided into eleven parashiyot.
The parashiyot of Devarim are: Devarim, Va'Etchanan, Ekev, Re'eh, Shoftim, Ki Tetze, Ki Tavo, Nitzavim, VaYelech, Ha'azinu, and Zot HaBrachah.
October 01, 2022
Deuteronomy 31:1 - 31:30
Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27 | Shabbat Shuva
No VaYelech Triennial portion: 1st: or 3rd:
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Shabbat Shuva, Parashat VaYelech
31:1 Vayeilech Mshe Vaydabeir Et Hadvariym Haeile El Kal Yisraeil:
2 Vayomer Aleihem Ben Meia Vesriym Shana Anochiy Hayom Lo Uchal Od Latzeit Vlavo Va-A-do-na-y Amar Eilay Lo Taavor Et Hayardein Haze:
3 A-do-na-y Elohecha Hua Oveir Lfanecha Hua Yashmiyd Et Hagoyim Haeile Milfanecha Viyrishtam Yhoshua Hua Oveir Lfanecha Kaasher Diber A-do-na-y:
4 Vasa A-do-na-y Lahem Kaasher Asa Lsiychon Ulog Malcheiy Haemoriy Ulartzam Asher Hishmiyd Otam:
5 Untanam A-do-na-y Lifneiychem Vaasiytem Lahem Kchal Hamitzva Asher Tziytiy Etchem:
6 Chizku Vimtzu Al Tiyru Val Taartzu Mipneiyhem Kiy A-do-na-y Elohecha Hua Haholeich Imach Lo Yarpcha Vlo Yaazvecha:
7 Vayikra Mshe Liyhoshua Vayomer Eilav Leiyneiy Chal Yisraeil Chazak Veematz Kiy Ata Tavo Et Haam Haze El Haaretz Asher Nishbaa A-do-na-y Laavotam Lateit Lahem Vata Tanchiylena Otam:
8 VaA-do-na-y Hua Haholeich Lfanecha Hua Yihye Imach Lo Yarpcha Vlo Yaazvecha Lo Tiyra Vlo Teichat:
9 Vayichtov Mshe Et Hatora Hazot Vayitna El Hakohaniym Bneiy Leiviy Hanosiym Et Aron Briyt A-do-na-y Vel Kal Zikneiy Yisraeil:
10 Vaytzav Mshe Otam Leimor Mikeitz Shevaa Shaniym Bmoeid Shnat Hashmita Bchag Hasukot:
11 Bvo Chal Yisraeil Leiraot Et Pneiy A-do-na-y Elohecha Bamakom Asher Yivchar Tikra Et Hatora Hazot Neged Kal Yisraeil Bazneiyhem:
12 Hakheil Et Haam Haanashiym Vhanashiym Vhataf Vgeircha Asher Bisharecha Lmaan Yishmu Ulmaan Yilmdu Vyaru Et A-do-na-y Eloheiychem Vshamru Laasot Et Kal Divreiy Hatora Hazot:
13 Uvneiyhem Asher Lo Yadu Yishmu Vlamdu Lyira Et A-do-na-y Eloheiychem Kal Hayamiym Asher Atem Chayiym Al Haadama Asher Atem Ovriym Et Hayardein Shama Lrishta:
14 Vayomer A-do-na-y El Mshe Hein Karvu Yamecha Lamut Kra Et Yhoshua Vhityatzvu Bohel Moeid Vaatzanu Vayeilech Mshe Viyhoshua Vayityatzvu Bohel Moeid:
15 Vayeira A-do-na-y Baohel Bamud Anan Vayaamod Amud Heanan Al Petach Haohel:
16 Vayomer A-do-na-y El Mshe Hincha Shocheiv Im Avotecha Vkam Haam Haze Vzana Achareiy Eloheiy Neichar Haaretz Asher Hua Va Shama Bkirbo Vaazavaniy Vheifeir Et Briytiy Asher Karatiy Ito:
17 Vchara Apiy Vo Vayom Hahua Vaazavtiym Vhistartiy Fanay Meihem Vhaya Leechol Umtzauhu Raot Rabot Vtzarot Vamar Bayom Hahua Halo Al Kiy Eiyn Elohay Bkirbiy Mtzauniy Haraot Haeile:
18 Vanochiy Hasteir Astiyr Panay Bayom Hahua Al Kal Haraa Asher Asa Kiy Fana El Elohiym Acheiriym:
19 Vata Kitvu Lachem Et Hashiyra Hazot Vlamda Et Bneiy Yisraeil Siyma Bfiyhem Lmaan Tihye Liy Hashiyra Hazot Leid Bivneiy Yisraeil:
20 Kiy Aviyenu El Haadama Asher Nishbatiy Laavotav Zavat Chalav Udvash Vachal Vsavaa Vdashein Ufana El Elohiym Acheiriym Vaavadum Vniatzuniy Vheifeir Et Briytiy:
21 Vhaya Kiy Timtzena Oto Raot Rabot Vtzarot Vanta Hashiyra Hazot Lfanav Leid Kiy Lo Tishachach Mipiy Zaro Kiy Yadatiy Et Yitzro Asher Hua Ose Hayom Bterem Aviyenu El Haaretz Asher Nishbatiy:
22 Vayichtov Mshe Et Hashiyra Hazot Bayom Hahua Vaylamda Et Bneiy Yisraeil:
23 Vaytzav Et Yhoshua Bin Nun Vayomer Chazak Veematz Kiy Ata Taviya Et Bneiy Yisraeil El Haaretz Asher Nishbatiy Lahem Vanochiy Ehye Imach:
24 Vayhiy Kchalot Mshe Lichtov Et Divreiy Hatora Hazot Al Seifer Ad Tumam:
25 Vaytzav Mshe Et Halviyim Noseiy Aron Briyt A-do-na-y Leimor:
26 Lakoach Eit Seifer Hatora Haze Vsamtem Oto Mitzad Aron Briyt A-do-na-y Eloheiychem Vhaya Sham Bcha Leid:
27 Kiy Anochiy Yadatiy Et Merycha Vet Arpcha Hakashe Hein Bodeniy Chay Imachem Hayom Mamriym Heyitem Im A-do-na-y Vaf Kiy Achareiy Motiy:
28 Hakhiylu Eilay Et Kal Zikneiy Shivteiychem Vshotreiychem Vaadabra Vazneiyhem Eit Hadvariym Haeile Vaiyda Bam Et Hashamayim Vet Haaretz:
29 Kiy Yadatiy Achareiy Motiy Kiy Hashcheit Tashchitun Vsartem Min Haderech Asher Tziytiy Etchem Vkarat Etchem Haraa Bachariyt Hayamiym Kiy Taasu Et Haraa Beiyneiy A-do-na-y Lhachiyso Bmaasei Ydeiychem:
30 Vaydabeir Mshe Bazneiy Kal Khal Yisraeil Et Divreiy Hashiyra Hazot Ad Tumam:
1 And Moses went and spoke these words unto all Israel.
2 And he said unto them: 'I am a hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in; and HaShem hath said unto me: Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
3 HaShem thy God, He will go over before thee; He will destroy these nations from before thee, and thou shalt dispossess them; and Joshua, he shall go over before thee, as HaShem hath spoken.
4 And HaShem will do unto them as He did to Sihon and to Og, the kings of the Amorites, and unto their land; whom He destroyed.
5 And HaShem will deliver them up before You, and You shall do unto them according unto all the commandment which I have commanded You.
6 Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be affrighted at them; for HaShem thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.'
7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel: 'Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt go with this people into the land which HaShem hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.
8 And HaShem, He it is that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee; fear not, neither be dismayed.'
9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, that bore the ark of the covenant of HaShem, and unto all the elders of Israel.
10 And Moses commanded them, saying: 'At the end of every seven years, in the set time of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,
11 when all Israel is come to appear before HaShem thy God in the place which He shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.
12 Assemble the people, the men and the women and the little ones, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear HaShem Your God, and observe to do all the words of this law;
13 and that their children, who have not known, may hear, and learn to fear HaShem Your God, as long as You live in the land whither You go over the Jordan to possess it.'
14 And HaShem said unto Moses: 'Behold, thy days approach that thou must die; call Joshua, and present Yourselves in the tent of meeting, that I may give him a charge.' And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tent of meeting.
15 And HaShem appeared in the Tent in a pillar of cloud; and the pillar of cloud stood over the door of the Tent.
16 And HaShem said unto Moses: 'Behold, thou art about to sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go astray after the foreign HaShems of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake Me, and break My covenant which I have made with them.
17 Then My anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall come upon them; so that they will say in that day: Are not these evils come upon us because our HaShem is not among us?
18 And I will surely hide My face in that day for all the evil which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other HaShems.
19 Now therefore write You this song for You, and teach thou it the children of Israel; put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for Me against the children of Israel.
20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I swore unto their fathers, flowing with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten their fill, and waxen fat; and turned unto other HaShems, and served them, and despised Me, and broken My covenant;
21 then it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are come upon them, that this song shall testify before them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed; for I know their imagination how they do even now, before I have brought them into the land which I swore.'
22 So Moses wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.
23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said: 'Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I swore unto them; and I will be with thee.'
24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,
25 that Moses commanded the Levites, that bore the ark of the covenant of HaShem, saying:
26 'Take this book of the law, and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of HaShem Your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.
27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck; behold, while I am yet alive with You this day, You have been rebellious against HaShem; and how much more after my death?
28 Assemble unto me all the elders of Your tribes, and Your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to witness against them.
29 For I know that after my death You will in any wise deal corruptly, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded You; and evil will befall You in the end of days; because You will do that which is evil in the sight of HaShem, to provoke Him through the work of Your hands.'
30 And Moses spoke in the ears of all the assembly of Israel the words of this song, until they were finished:
Shabbat Shuva, Parashat VaYelech
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Shabbat Shuva [VaYelech]
Hoshea - both Ashkenaz and Sephardic
14:2 Shu-va-~ Yi-s-ra-ei-l A-d A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha Ki-y Cha-sha-l-ta Ba-a-vo-ne-cha:
3 K-chu I-ma-che-m D-va-ri-y-m V-shu-vu E-l A-do-na-y-~ I-m-ru Ei-la-~-v Ka-l Ti-sa-~ A-vo-n V-ka-ch T-o-v U-n-sha-l-ma-~ Fa-ri-y-m S-fa-tei-y-nu:
4 A-shu-r Lo-~ Y-o-shi-y-ei-nu A-l Su-s Lo-~ Ni-r-ka-v V-lo-~ No-~-ma-r O-d E-lo-hei-y-nu L-ma-a-sei-~ Ya-dei-y-nu A-she-r B-cha Y-ru-cha-m Ya-t-o-m:
5 E-r-pa-~ M-shu-va-ta-m O-ha-vei-m N-da-va-~ Ki-y Sha-v A-pi-y Mi-me-nu:
6 E-h-ye-~ Cha-ta-l L-yi-s-ra-ei-l Yi-f-ra-ch Ka-sh-o-sha-na-~ V-ya-ch Sha-ra-sha-~-v Ka-l-va-n-o-n:
7 Yei-l-chu Y-o-n-k-o-ta-~-v Vi-y-hi-y Cha-za-yi-t H-o-d-o V-rei-y-ach L-o Ka-l-va-n-o-n:
8 Ya-shu-vu Yo-sh-vei-y V-tzi-l-o Y-cha-yu Da-ga-n V-yi-f-r-chu Cha-ga-fe-n Zi-ch-r-o K-yei-y-n L-va-n-o-n:
9 E-f-ra-yi-m Ma-~ Li-y O-d La-a-tza-bi-y-m A-ni-y A-ni-y-ti-y Va-a-shu-re-nu A-ni-y Ki-v-r-o-sh Ra-a-na-n Mi-me-ni-y Pe-r-y-cha Ni-m-tza-~:
10 Mi-y Cha-cha-m V-ya-vei-n Ei-le-~ Na-v-o-n V-yei-da-ei-m Ki-y Y-sha-ri-y-m Da-r-chei-y A-do-na-y-~ V-tza-di-ki-y-m Yei-l-chu Va-m U-f-sh-i-y-m Yi-ka-sh-lu Va-m:
14:2 Return, O Israel, unto the LORD thy God;
For thou hast stumbled in thine iniquity.
3 Take with you words,
And return unto the LORD;
Say unto Him: ‘Forgive all iniquity,
And accept that which is good;
So will we render for bullocks the offering of our lips.
4 Asshur shall not save us;
We will not ride upon horses;
Neither will we call any more the work of our hands our gods;
For in Thee the fatherless findeth mercy.’
5 I will heal their backsliding,
I will love them freely;
For Mine anger is turned away from him.
6 I will be as the dew unto Israel;
He shall blossom as the lily,
And cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
7 His branches shall spread,
And his beauty shall be as the olive-tree,
And his fragrance as Lebanon.
8 They that dwell under his shadow shall again
Make corn to grow,
And shall blossom as the vine;
The scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.
9 Ephraim [shall say]:
‘What have I to do any more with idols?’
As for Me, I respond and look on him;
I am like a leafy cypress-tree;
From Me is thy fruit found.
10 Whoso is wise, let him understand these things,
Whoso is prudent, let him know them.
For the ways of the LORD are right,
And the just do walk in them;
But transgressors do stumble therein.
Yoel - Ashkenaz
2:15 Ti-k-u Sh-o-fa-r B-tzi-y-o-n Ka-d-shu Tz-o-m Ki-r-u A-tza-ra-~:
16 I-s-fu A-m Ka-d-shu Ka-ha-l Ki-v-tzu Z-kei-ni-y-m I-s-fu O-la-li-y-m V-y-o-n-kei-y Sha-da-yi-m Yei-tzei-~ Cha-ta-n Mei-che-d-r-o V-cha-la-~ Mei-chu-pa-ta-~:
17 Bei-y-n Ha-u-la-m V-la-mi-z-bei-ach Yi-v-ku Ha-ko-ha-ni-y-m M-sha-r-tei-y A-do-na-y-~ V-yo-~-m-ru Chu-sa-~ A-do-na-y-~ A-l A-me-cha V-a-l Ti-tei-n Na-cha-la-t-cha L-che-r-pa-~ Li-m-sha-l Ba-m G-o-yi-m La-ma-~ Yo-~-m-ru Va-a-mi-y-m A-yei-~ E-lo-hei-y-he-m:
18 Va-y-ka-nei-~ A-do-na-y-~ L-a-r-tz-o Va-ya-ch-mo-l A-l A-m-o:
19 Va-ya-a-n A-do-na-y-~ Va-yo-~-me-r L-a-m-o Hi-n-ni-y Sho-lei-ach La-che-m E-t Ha-da-ga-n V-ha-ti-y-r-o-sh V-ha-yi-tz-ha-r U-s-va-te-m O-t-o V-lo-~ E-tei-n E-t-che-m O-d Che-r-pa-~ Ba-g-o-yi-m:
20 V-e-t Ha-tz-f-o-ni-y A-r-chi-y-k Mei-a-lei-y-che-m V-hi-da-ch-ti-~-v E-l E-re-tz Tzi-ya-~ U-sh-ma-ma-~ E-t Pa-na-~-v E-l Ha-ya-m Ha-ka-d-mo-ni-y V-so-f-o E-l Ha-ya-m Ha-a-cha-r-o-n V-a-la-~ Va-sh-o V-ta-a-l Tza-cha-na-t-o Ki-y Hi-g-di-y-l La-a-s-o-t:
21 A-l Ti-y-r-i-y A-da-ma-~ Gi-y-li-y U-s-ma-chi-y Ki-y Hi-g-di-y-l A-do-na-y-~ La-a-s-o-t:
22 A-l Ti-y-r-u Ba-ha-m-o-t Sa-da-y Ki-y Da-sh-u N-o-t Mi-d-ba-r Ki-y Ei-tz Na-sa-~ Fi-r-y-o T-ei-na-~ Va-ge-fe-n Na-t-nu Chei-y-la-m:
23 U-v-nei-y Tzi-y-o-n Gi-y-lu V-si-m-chu Ba-A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-hei-y-che-m Ki-y Na-ta-n La-che-m E-t Ha-m-o-re-~ Li-tz-da-ka-~ Va-y-o-re-d La-che-m Ge-she-m M-o-re-~ U-ma-l-k-o-sh Ba-ri-a-sh-o-n:
24 U-ma-l-u Ha-ga-ra-n-o-t Ba-r V-hei-shi-y-ku Ha-y-ka-vi-y-m Ti-y-r-o-sh V-yi-tz-ha-r:
25 V-shi-la-m-ti-y La-che-m E-t Ha-sha-ni-y-m A-she-r A-cha-l Ha-a-r-be-~ Ha-ye-le-k V-he-cha-si-y-l V-ha-ga-za-m Chei-y-li-y Ha-ga-d-o-l A-she-r Shi-la-ch-ti-y Ba-che-m:
26 Va-a-cha-l-te-m A-ch-o-l V-sa-v-o-a V-hi-la-l-te-m E-t Shei-m A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-hei-y-che-m A-she-r A-sa-~ I-ma-che-m L-ha-f-li-y-a V-lo-~ Yei-vo-shu A-mi-y L-o-la-m:
27 Vi-y-da-te-m Ki-y V-ke-re-v Yi-s-ra-ei-l A-ni-y Va-a-ni-y A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-hei-y-che-m V-ei-y-n O-d V-lo-~ Yei-v-shu A-mi-y L-o-la-m:
15 Blow the horn in Zion,
Sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly;
16 Gather the people,
Sanctify the congregation,
Assemble the elders,
Gather the children,
And those that suck the breasts;
Let the bridegroom go forth from his chamber,
And the bride out of her pavilion.
17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD,
Weep between the porch and the altar,
And let them say: ‘Spare thy people, O LORD,
And give not Thy heritage to reproach,
That the nations should make them a byword:
Wherefore should they say among the peoples:
Where is their God?’
18 Then was the LORD jealous for His land,
And had pity on His people.
19 And the LORD answered and said unto His people:
‘Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil,
And ye shall be satisfied therewith;
And I will no more make you a reproach among the nations;
20 But I will remove far off from you the northern one,
And will drive him into a land barren and desolate,
With his face toward the eastern sea,
And his hinder part toward the western sea;
That his foulness may come up, and his ill savour may come up,
Because he hath done great things.’
21 Fear not, O land, be glad and rejoice;
For the LORD hath done great things.
22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field;
For the pastures of the wilderness do spring,
For the tree bears its fruit,
The fig-tree and the vine do yield their strength.
23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice
In the LORD your God;
For He gives you the former rain in just measure,
And He causes to come down for you the rain,
The former rain and the latter rain, at the first.
24 And the floors shall be full of corn,
And the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.
25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten,
The canker-worm, and the caterpiller, and the palmer-worm,
My great army which I sent among you.
26 And ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
And shall praise the name of the LORD your God,
That hath dealt wondrously with you;
And My people shall never be ashamed.
27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel,
And that I am the LORD your God, and there is none else;
And My people shall never be ashamed.
Micah - Sephardic
7:18 Mi-y Ei-l Ka-m-o-cha No-sei-~ A-vo-n V-o-vei-r A-l Pe-sha-a Li-sh-ei-ri-y-t Na-cha-la-t-o Lo-~ He-che-zi-y-k La-a-d A-p-o Ki-y Cha-fei-tz Che-se-d Hu-a:
19 Ya-shu-v Y-ra-cha-mei-nu Yi-ch-b-sh A-vo-no-tei-y-nu V-ta-sh-li-y-ch Bi-m-tzu-l-o-t Ya-m Ka-l Cha-to-~-ta-m:
20 Ti-tei-n E-me-t L-ya-a-ko-v Che-se-d L-a-v-ra-ha-m A-she-r Ni-sh-ba-ta La-a-vo-tei-y-nu Mi-y-mei-y Ke-de-m:
Who is a God like unto Thee, that pardons the iniquity,
And passes by the transgression of the remnant of His heritage?
He retains not His anger for ever,
Because He delights in mercy.
He will again have compassion upon us;
He will subdue our iniquities;
And Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
Thou wilt show faithfulness to Jacob, mercy to Abraham,
As Thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.
with thanks to headcoverings by devorah for some of the transliterations and translations during parts of the year
if JPS translation, = 1917 or before