Holy Priest-Man

O Holy Priest-Man

O holy Kohanim
Priest-men of the old Temple
For he is holy to God [Lev.21:7]
Father to son
Ki kadosh hu
Because he is holy to his G*d.

Next verse
You shall make him holy [21:8]
Who is you?

Priest-man is holy because he serves —
He has earned his holiness cred
By serving you.

Small alef; poetry Emor 1
Maqam Sigah
E half-flat F G

Every portion has a maqam
musical figure
from the Arabic
cognate in Hebrew
Maqom – Place