Monday, 1 September 2008
Beth Shalom Synagogue
Andalusian Jewish Poetry
Judah Halevi, from “My heart is in the East”
"My heart is in the East but I am at the edge of the West.
How can I savor what I eat, how find it sweet?
How can I fulfill my vows and obligations while
Zion is in Christendom's fetter and I am in the shackle of Islam?
It would be easy for me to leave behind all the opulence of Spain;
It would be glorious for me to see the dust of the ruined Shrine!"
Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life