Small alef; Ki Tavo 2

Begin Here:

The Torah say, [Deut.26:3ff.]
When you enter the land,
go to the holy man,
take baskets of first fruits,
go where G*d tells you.
Give your baskets to the holy man,
then – tell him what happened, in brief:

we have been lost, we are coming home.

End the story with gratitude
for having been brought to this place.

Bow down and sit together with the holy ones
and the strangers among you.
Have lunch together.
Set up large stones, [Deut.27:2ff.]
inscribe these teachings,
every word,
on the stones.

Torah say, Shhh — find your silence.
Today you have become a people of G*d.
Live in that for a long time.
Let blessings pour out of you
be a fountain.
After each blessing,
thunder: amen.

You will be blessed in the city and in the suburbs, [Deut.28:3]
through your children yourselves and your ancestors,
blessed will you be in your coming and in your going,
blessed will you be at the top and at the bottom,
the whole journey will be blessed.

You will be blessed among the huts
and other holy places.

There might be some curses too [Deut.27:15ff.]
so –
be careful.


O holy Shabbes Inspiration Ki Tavo
Maqam Sigah
Maqam for entering new land.
trichord: E half-flat F G
Every Shabbat is associated with a musical figure called a *maqam,
Arabic cognate to Hebrew maqom, Place