אלף בּײס – דרשן :: Aleph Bass by Darshan

 

Celebrate Ḥanukkah with a Psychedelic Hebrew Animation from Darshan!

It’s that time of the year again: menorahs, dreidels, and of course, psychedelic ḥamsas. Wait, is that a thing? Brush up on your aleph-bet as you travel through time and space in “Aleph Bass,” this crazy language-learning video. From filmmakers Brian Savelson and Abbey Luck, and the musical maestros of Darshan (Eden Pearlstein and Shir Yaakov Feit), this trip includes Kabbalistic mysticism and super sick beats. Guaranteed, you’ve never seen anything quite like it.

RAP LYRICS:

Letters are the building blocks of all of God’s creation
Kabbalistic keys unlock the heart of human nature
Metaphysic molecules of mystic nomenclature
Torah is the Tree of Life in musical notation

Speaking into being, existential occupation
For servants of the Source of Light and Root of Revelation
Reading into meaning, covenantal calibration
For students on the path of learning language liberation

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3 comments to אלף בּײס – דרשן :: Aleph Bass by Darshan

  • I would like to have the letter of this song, It´s so beautiful. I´m trying to learn hebreo. It´s interesting for me specially for me because it´s Jesus´s language. and….. arameo. Please, if you have the letter send me to carlasaez74@hotmail.com.
    Thanks a lot.

    • The prayer included in this song is the piyyut, “El Baruch Gedol Deah” from the Shaḥarit/Morning Service, after the blessing יוצר המאורות Yotzer Hame’orot.
      אֵל בָּרוּךְ גְּדוֹל דֵּעָה. הֵכִין וּפָעַל זָהֳרֵי חַמָּה. טוֹב יָצַר כָּבוֹד לִשְׁמוֹ. מְאוֹרוֹת נָתַן סְבִיבוֹת עֻזּוֹ. פִּנּוֹת צְבָאָיו קְדוֹשִׁים רוֹמְמֵי שַׁדַּי. תָּמִיד מְסַפְּרִים כְּבוֹד אֵל וּקְדֻשָּׁתוֹ:
      ˈel barukh gedol deˈa hekhin ufaˈal zahore ẖamma tov yatsar kavod lishmo meˈorot natan sevivot ˈuzzo pinnot tsevaˈayv kedoshim romeme shadday tamid mesapperim kevod ˈel ukedushato

      • It’s actually IN (not after) the blessing יוצר המאורות Yotzer Hame’orot. On Shabbat this concept using of an alphabetic acrostic to praise the divine manifestation in light-beings is expanded from one word-per-letter to one phrase-per-letter in the piyyut El Adon אל אדון.

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