Yehudah HaLevi

(1075 - 1141 / Andulusia)

A Longing to Return to the Land of Israel


My heart is in the east, and I in the uttermost west.
How can I find savor in food? How shall it be sweet to me?
How shall I render my vows and my bonds, while yet
Zion lieth beneath the fetter of Edom, and I in Arab chains?
A light thing would it seem to me
to leave all the good things of Spain -
Seeing how precious in mine eyes
to behold the dust of the desolate sanctuary.

Submitted: Friday, May 06, 2011
Edited: Saturday, May 07, 2011

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  • Rookie - 7 Points Fiona Schwartzinoff (12/19/2013 8:21:00 PM)

    My heart is in the east, and I in the uttermost west. Exactly how I feel right now. I am dying for my beloved Israel! (Report) Reply

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