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And G-d made
the day
to be ruled by man
and the night
to be ruled by silence

Shines the sun
venture forth
lions of men
and roar for prey
till eve

Descends darkness
and it is night -
and the human beast
stealths off
to his lair

Then wakes the poet
to his silence
and to his work
till mourn

From the Hebrew by Yanki Tauber

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Miknaf Ha'aretz

• The All-Inclusive (p. 8)

• 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)

• The Heights of the Holy (p. 144)

• A Story About a Prince (p. 152)