Been Caught Praying

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

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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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