O holy Shabbes Inspiration Shoftim
Thou shalt not swallow the unconscious – 11th Commandment
This is the portion of justice
tzedek tzedek tirdof
you shall pursue it [Deut. 16:20]
the bride of God
you shall not plant an asherah [Deut.16:21]
some sort of Canaanite goddess
a cult tree
planted near the altar of God.
It took a long time to separate
God and his bride
the bride of God is reunited with her consort
every Friday night
we are talking about justice here
the holy Shabbes
the King and his consort
the goddess and her beloved
the Queen and her lover
and it feels good –
good the symmetry of return
rectifying something broken
separated long ago –
they are marrying.
Ajam here means “Persian.” It is constructed of two trichords with whole step – whole step pitch intervals.
There is usually a half step between trichords so the Ajam tends to sound closest to the Western Major scale:
whole step, whole step, half step tetrachord.
Example: D E F F sharp G sharp B flat
Or B flat C D E flat F G
*A maqam is a musical figure from the Sephardi/Oriental tradition,
based on modal musical forms. Maqam is a cognate of the Hebrew Maqom – Place.