Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Welcome to the Three Weeks 2004

My heart is in the east, and I in the uttermost west--
How can I find savour 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.

-Yehudah Halevi, c 1141