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אֵל בָּרוּךְ | the alphabetic acrostic piyyut El Barukh in the weekday Yotser Ohr blessing, with the song “Aleph Bass,” by Darshan

 


Hebrew English

אָלֶף בֵּית
גִּימֵל דָּלֶת הֵא (הֵי!)
וָו זַיִן
חֵית טֵית יוּד (יֵא!)
כַף לָמֶד
מֵם נוּן
סָמֶךְ עַיִן פֵּא
צַדִי קוּף רֵישׁ
שִׁין תַּו׃
אוֹתִּיוֹת!
Alef Bet
Gimel Dalet Hei, (hey!)
Vav Zayin
Ḥet Tet Yud, (yey!)
Khaf Lamed
Mem Nun
Samekh Ayin Pei,
Tsadi Quf Resh
Shin Tav.
Otiyot! (letters)

אָלֶף בֵּית
גִּימֵל דָּלֶת הֵא (הֵי!)
וָו זַיִן
חֵית טֵית יוּד (יֵא!)
כַף לָמֶד
מֵם נוּן
סָמֶךְ עַיִן פֵּא
צַדִי קוּף רֵישׁ
שִׁין תַּו׃
שֵׁמוֹת!
Alef Bet
Gimel Dalet Hei, (hey!)
Vav Zayin
Ḥet Tet Yud, (yey!)
Khaf Lamed
Mem Nun
Samekh Ayin Pei,
Tsadi Quf Resh
Shin Tav.
Shemot! (names)

אֵל בָּרוּךְ גְּדוֹל דֵּעָה,
הֵכִין וּפָעַל זָהֳרֵי חַמָּה.
טוֹב יָצַר כָּבוֹד לִשְׁמוֹ,
מְאוֹרוֹת נָתַן סְבִיבוֹת עֻזּוֹ.
פִּינוֹת צְבָאָיו קְדוֹשִׁים,
רוֹמְמֵי שַׁדַּי,
תָּמִיד מְסַפְּרִים כְּבוֹד אֵל וּקְדוּשָּׁתוֹ.

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The blessed EL, great in knowledge,  
designed and made the brilliant sun.  
The Beneficent One created kavod for their Name.  
THEY placed luminaries round about THEIR majesty.  
THEIR chief hosts are holy beings  
that extol SHADAI.  
They constantly recount EL’s kavod and holiness.  

אָלֶף בֵּית
גִּימֵל דָּלֶת הֵא (הֵי!)
וָו זַיִן
חֵית טֵית יוּד (יֵא!)
כַף לָמֶד
מֵם נוּן
סָמֶךְ עַיִן פֵּא
צַדִי קוּף רֵישׁ
שִׁין תַּו׃
אוֹתִּיוֹת!
Alef Bet
Gimel Dalet Hei, (hey!)
Vav Zayin
Ḥet Tet Yud, (yey!)
Khaf Lamed
Mem Nun
Samekh Ayin Pei,
Tsadi Quf Resh
Shin Tav.
Otiyot! (letters)

אָלֶף בֵּית
גִּימֵל דָּלֶת הֵא (הֵי!)
וָו זַיִן
חֵית טֵית יוּד (יֵא!)
כַף לָמֶד
מֵם נוּן
סָמֶךְ עַיִן פֵּא
צַדִי קוּף רֵישׁ
שִׁין תַּו׃
דְּרַשׁוֹת!
Alef Bet
Gimel Dalet Hei, (hey!)
Vav Zayin
Ḥet Tet Yud, (yey!)
Khaf Lamed
Mem Nun
Samekh Ayin Pei,
Tsadi Quf Resh
Shin Tav.
Drashot! (interpretations)

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

אֵל בָּרוּךְ גְּדוֹל דֵּעָה,
הֵכִין וּפָעַל זָהֳרֵי חַמָּה.
טוֹב יָצַר כָּבוֹד לִשְׁמוֹ,
מְאוֹרוֹת נָתַן סְבִיבוֹת עֻזּוֹ.
פִּינוֹת צְבָאָיו קְדוֹשִׁים,
רוֹמְמֵי שַׁדַּי,
תָּמִיד מְסַפְּרִים כְּבוֹד אֵל וּקְדוּשָּׁתוֹ.
The blessed EL, great in knowledge,  
designed and made the brilliant sun.  
The Beneficent One created kavod for their Name.  
THEY placed luminaries round about THEIR majesty.  
THEIR chief hosts are holy beings  
that extol SHADAI.  
They constantly recount EL’s kavod and holiness.  

אָלֶף בֵּית
גִּימֵל דָּלֶת הֵא (הֵי!)
וָו זַיִן
חֵית טֵית יוּד (יֵא!)
כַף לָמֶד
מֵם נוּן
סָמֶךְ עַיִן פֵּא
צַדִי קוּף רֵישׁ
שִׁין תַּו׃
אוֹתִּיוֹת!
Alef Bet
Gimel Dalet Hei, (hey!)
Vav Zayin
Ḥet Tet Yud, (yey!)
Khaf Lamed
Mem Nun
Samekh Ayin Pei,
Tsadi Quf Resh
Shin Tav.
Otiyot! (letters)

אָלֶף בֵּית
גִּימֵל דָּלֶת הֵא (הֵי!)
וָו זַיִן
חֵית טֵית יוּד (יֵא!)
כַף לָמֶד
מֵם נוּן
סָמֶךְ עַיִן פֵּא
צַדִי קוּף רֵישׁ
שִׁין תַּו׃
אֵין סוֹף!
Alef Bet
Gimel Dalet Hei, (hey!)
Vav Zayin
Ḥet Tet Yud, (yey!)
Khaf Lamed
Mem Nun
Samekh Ayin Pei,
Tsadi Quf Resh
Shin Tav.
Ein Sof! (without end)

The song “Aleph Bass” and its accompanying video were first published by the duo, Darshan (Eden Pearlstein and Shir Yaakov Feit), for Ḥanukkah 5776 (2015). The video was promoted with the accompanying text:

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.

The translation of the piyyut, “El Barukh,” is that of Paltiel Birnbaum, which I have adapted by re-Hebraizing divine names, and providing gender-neutral pronouns. –Aharon Varady

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3 comments to אֵל בָּרוּךְ | the alphabetic acrostic piyyut El Barukh in the weekday Yotser Ohr blessing, with the song “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

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