Monday, April 7, 2008


עָתִיד הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא לַעֲשׂוֹת מָחוֹל לַצַּדִּיקִים, וְהוּא יוֹשֵׁב בֵּינֵיהֶם בְּגַן עֵדֶן; וְכָל אֶחָד וְאֶחָד מַרְאֶה בְּאֶצְבָּעוֹ זֶה ה' קִוִּינוּ לוֹ, הִנֵּה אֶלֺקֵינוּ זֶה; קִוִּנוּ לוֹ וְיוֹשִׁיעֵנוּ

Usid Hakadosh Baruch Hu la'asos machol la'tzaddikim, ve'hu yosheiv bei'neihem b'gan eden; ve'chol echad ve'echad mar'eh be'etzba'o "ze Hashem kivinu lo, hinei Elokeinu ze; kivinu lo ve'yoshi'einu."

"In the future the Holy One, Blessed is He, will make a circle of all the righteous people, and He will sit among them in Gan Eden; and each and every one will point with his finger (and say), 'This is Hashem to Whom we hoped; Behold! This is our G-d; we hoped to Him and He saved us'." (Taanis 31a- the song changes the order of the words a bit)

The word "מָחוֹל" has the same root letters as the word "מחל", forgive. The Gemara implies that in the future G-d will forgive all the sins of Bnei Yisrael, and that all of us will be privileged to join this circle. As it says in Yeshayahu (60:21): "...וְעַמֵךְ כֻּלָם צַדִיקִים" "And Your people are all righteous..." (Hagahos Yaavetz).
Hashem is our father. Just as a father always forgives and never abandons his children, al achas kama va'kama (how much more so) the same is true by Hakadosh Baruch Hu.
(Picture by Baruch Becker. Courtesy of


Bas~Melech said...

I don't even know this song ... or maybe I just never realized that these were the words to the tune?

Anyway, a song just came up on olamradio that I often hear at weddings. It goes, "ashrei mi something something" but I think it has a starting point "shomati." Any idea what that's about?

(BTW, I love your explanations. Maybe you could post a clip to the songs as well so we can hear the tunes? Or a link if you know where the song's from originally. Jewish Jukebox and Mostly Music websites both have clips of songs)

Ibn Mordechai said...


"Knowthewords" got looks beautiful now with its new background. Keep posting.


The Velt

Anonymous said...

Hey CR, great news , I am mac user and am now able to see the hebrew like a real boy! it looks so real now!! no transliteration needed!!.... on the other hand, dont u think that its a bit controversial and prob assur to portray the Holy ONE, blessed be HE, as a bearded person pointing at you like uncle sam? let alone portraying Hakadosh Baruch Hu as a being with an actual body with features?--- Sorry CR, but u struck out with this picture- funny, but crossing the line.... Dont say sorry to me, say sorry to the baby... sorry baby... Pashut yid from norfolk, virginia... watch out during seder

CR said...

Hey pashut yid from Norfolk Virgina- I thought about that before I put the picture up-I think it could just be an old wise Jew telling you that Hashem wants you. He seems like a pretty experienced, trustworthy Jew no? I'd listen to him if I were you...(awkward...)

Anonymous said...

why is he trustworthy? bc he has a beard? if i trusted everyone who had a beard i cud be running along side Forest Gump, or welcoming you to the rock with Sean Connery, or even playing chess with an older bobby fischer-- bottom line is u have to do research, call up the person who created that picture and find out who is behind the picture, find out the deeper meaning to the picture. ppl with beards can be deceiving- for example, Haman ha-rasha prob had a ber, i mean i dobut they have shavers back then so chances are tht he rocked a beard- he was pretty sneaky and evil. Now i am not saying all those with beards are evil, for example bill walton in his younger days was just unbelievable or even phil jackon , i mean he is the zen master. or imagine if joba rocked a beard- that wud be pretty cool-- anyway , just do research.. good shabbos CR

Anonymous said...

Well the rabbi in the picture is Rabbi Lazer Brody. I don't have a problem with your use of the picture, but you should at least credit it's source. You should credit Rabbi Lazer Brody, on whose site the picture originally appeared, and to Baruch (Ken) Becker, who created the picture. Just my two cents!

-Your Friend

CR said...

You are absolutely right "my friend." Shkoyach

Anonymous said...

after further review, it is harav hagoan lazar brody, there will be timeouts charged, CR keep blogging it up , just throwing out there, kah echsof.... now for all those who have been to the rebbe rav tzvi meier zilberberg must have memorized this mizmor at soem point (I did during shalosh shudis one shabos in eretz yisroel) but for those who have never been zoche to hear the kehillas nachalas yaankev sing the song , they may need to know the words....(u will tell them to jsut look in their local bencher... ahh , well often times i found that the zemer only appears in nussaf sephard benchers - i have a theory that this is done so that rav tzvi m.'s kehilla can know the differnece between an ashkenazi flipout studying in yeshiva for the year and an actual israeli bochur)--- just throwing that out there.... ve'yehi rachameihu misgoilelim al am kooodsheacha!!!!

DixieYid (يهودي جنوبي) said...

your friend... eichler said...,

Sounds like you might be interested in this. I have some stories about Rav Tzvi Mayer and some audio posted of Rav Tzvi Mayer singing Koh Echsof in this post:

-Dixie Yid