Blow Away (Psalm 1:4)
Blow Away, Blow Away
Lo Chen ha-Reshaim,
Blow Away Blow Away
Ki Eem Kamotz,
Blow Away Blow Away.
Asher Tidfenu Ruach.
Blow Away, Blow Away;
Like Chaff that Wind Blows Away,
Original Lyrics and Music by Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein and Devorah Tucker-Fick.
Psalm 1:4 Not so the wicked; rather, they are like chaff that wind blows away. [Sefaria]
Psalm 27:6 “Now my head is high over my enemies all around; I sacrifice in His tent with shouts of joy, singing and chanting a hymn to the Adonai. “
Devorah reflects on a childhood friend named Jacob, who was bullied. With the help of friends and his own inner strength, he prevailed by “going high.”
Elizabeth composed “yarum roshi—-my head held high” to accompany Devorah’s story and, as usual, Devorah’s editing work brings us all to a higher plane.
Hineni.Space posts brief daily offerings (Elul meditations, reflections, poetry, and melodies). There is a tradition to hear the shofar every day of the month of Elul and to recite the verses of Psalm 27.