Ani Ma’amin (I Believe)

We sat last night in a beautiful old church to hear songs of remembrance.  Crystal clear voices of young women raised in song on the eve of Remembrance Day.

This song, Ani Ma’amin  means I Believe in Hebrew and brought tears to my eyes.

This, this was the song that the Jews sang on their way to the gas chambers in World War II.  Its words speak of a hope and an unwavering faith. The voices would only stop singing once the gas filled and burned their lungs.

Fitting for this, a day of rememberance


Ani Ma’amin

Ani ma’amin,
Be’emuna shelema


Beviat hamashiach ani ma’amin
Beviat hamashiach, ma’amin
Beviat hamashiach ani ma’amin
Beviat hamashiach, ma’amin


Veaf al pi sheyitmahmeha
Im kol zeh, achake loh
Veaf al pi sheyitmahmeha
Im kol zeh, achake loh


Im kol zeh, im kol zeh, achake loh
Achake bechol yom sheyavoh
Im kol zeh, im kol zeh, achake loh
Achake bechol yom sheyavoh


(sof)
Ani ma’amin



Translation

I believe with complete faith
In the coming of the Messiah, I believe

Believe in the coming of the Messiah
In the coming of the Messiah, I believe
Believe in the coming of the Messiah


And even though he may tarry
Nonetheless I will wait for him
And even though he may tarry
Nonetheless I will wait for him

Nonetheless, I will wait for him
I will wait every day for him to come
Nonetheless, I will wait for him
I will wait every day for him to come


(Ending)
I believe


 

 

 


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