Been Caught Praying

Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell testifies to his Jewish beliefs.

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To understand what you really have in your hands when you hold the Torah inspires awe. The author is divine.

Leviticus 25: "Sound the trumpet throughout your land. Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land for all its inhabitants; it shall be a jubilee for you."

The parsha (Torah portion) Behar in Vayikra (Leviticus 25-27) has inspired me above all other writings, and I am working to bring in the Jubilee for our generation.

King David was a famous musician before becoming king. He would go out to the people and sing. He had a harp that he kept by his bed and it would begin to resonate at night. In the years before he became king, he wrote and sang the ultimate blues. He had more people chasing him than the hairs on his head and thus began the writing of the Psalms, songs written in longing for a kingdom.


There are nine songs that are called holy

The first, was written by Adam

After he was cast down to earth

God forgave him and the Sabbath came

He was so overjoyed

He wrote "A Song of the Sabbath day"

The children of Israel began singing when

The sea was split before them and they were

Freed from Egypt....

The last of the holy songs written

Was by King Solomon

Called "Holy of Holies" because it

Spoke of love and consummation

Inspired by the completion of the Temple

Scholars debate whether God loved the Temple

Or the Song more....

In our most ecstatic moments

man raises up to song

There is a song ahead

that has not yet been sung.

This song, they say

will be sung by the children of exile

and that the mountains

and trees,

every blade of grass will resonate

in harmony

and that song will come at last

with redemption.

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