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And He Left

Va-yetzei Yaakov me B’er Shava va-yei-lekh Haran-ah
And Jacob left from Beer Sheva and went toward Haran.
[in trope] — Gen. 28:10

When it is mentioned first
leaving from a place
the place is diminished by the leaving
or a big person
leaves a big space behind her
him
her.

Him.

Va-yetzei Yaakov me B’er Shava va-yei-lekh Haran-ah
And Jacob left from Beer Sheva and went toward Haran
. [in trope] — Gen. 28:10

Here it’s him
Jacob our ancestor
notice also that he is leaving specifically Beer Sheva
and he is going towards
in the direction of
Haran.
The hei at the end Haran-ah
hei ha-me-ga-mah
the hei of direction.

He knows where he is leaving from
not sure where he is going to –
he has a direction but not exactly
a destination.

You’re ________ years old
and you surely know what it’s like
to leave somewhere
and not know exactly where
you are going,

only that the place from where you have come –
you must leave.

Va-yetzei Yaakov me B’er Shava va-yei-lekh Haran-ah
And Jacob left from Beer Sheva and went toward Haran.
[in trope]– Gen. 28:10

A direction
not a destination exactly
but a towards.

O holy Shabbes Inspiration Va-Yetzei
Maqam Ajam

Maqam Ajam begins with a Ajam trichord on the first note and another Ajam trichord on the 5th note (the dominant), so for example: On B flat

B flat C D E flat F G A B flat

Every Shabbat is associated with a musical figure called a *maqam, Arabic cognate to Hebrew maqom, Place.