Jewish autumn

Jewish autumn (Stav Yehudi)
Lyrics: Avraham Chalfi
Music: Yoni Rechter

A Jewish autumn in my forefather's land
Sends through me
Intimations of the departing year.

Already the tiny birds whistling the sadness
Of the Day of Atonement
Are beginning to run amok within me.

The ram's horn will blow to open the gates of heaven.
And Jewish faces from the Diaspora
Will hover in the gloomy greyness
Before the throne of the Lord Eternal.

And entreaties and supplications and many sparks
Are in the depth of their eyes.

Translated by Gabriel Levin