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A new song I will sing -
No longer shall I joy exalt
Sorrow I shall no longer lament
I will sing to the universal Truth
To the totality of Being
To the twinship of existence and extinction.

I will sing to the One Truth
Who creates and destroys,
Constructs and demolishes,
Fuses and severs,
Inscribes and obliterates,
Who bestows and afflicts --

For I have considered and found:
The Eternity and The Transience
The pleasure and the pain
And behold, it is all
verily good

- for bliss and suffering
are but two streams
From one fountain,
Happiness and mourning
are two branches
Of one root, (stem)
and subsistence and dissolution (nihility)
Two faces
To one Being --

I, to the Truth
Shall I sing
I will extol Who forms light
and creates darkness.

From the Hebrew by Yanki Tauber

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Miknaf Ha'aretz

• Through Tranquility and Turmoil (p. 10)

• The Authors of the Tosfos (p. 12)

• A Prayer in the wee Hours (p. 13)

• Freedom of Choice (p. 16)

• The One (p. 17)

• The Spark That Shall Never Die (p. 20)

• The Luminaries of the Generation (p. 25)

• Eternity (p. 37)

• The Memory of the Souls (p. 38)

• The Cry of the Holy Sparks (p. 46)

• Is This Man? (p. 52)

• Tear (p. 77)

• The Ascent of the Tzaddik (p. 89)

• The Dejected's Prayer (p. 96)

• Night (p. 120)

• The Heights of the Holy (p. 144)

• A Story About a Prince (p. 152)