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Re: Query: Text of Piyyut by Judah Halevi

Hi,

The piyut is called "Borkhi Atzוlah." It can be found in the Sefardi Mahzor before the beginning of the Neilah service. For reference, see Davidson's "Otzar HaShirah v'HaPiyut" vol. 1, entry 1746. The piyut is written acrostically, and this sentence appears at the very end in the letter "tav." Email me if you'd like a scanned copy of the entire piyut.

Daniel Korobkin

Re: Query: Text of Piyyut by Judah Halevi

The line you are looking for appears towards the end of the sixth poem on this page: https://benyehuda.org/rihal/rihal9_2_no_nikkud.html
It is also cited by R. Bachaya to Gen. 2:7.

Sincerely,

Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein
Beitar Illit, Israel
Author of: God versus Gods: Judaism in the Age of Idolatry --> https://amzn.to/2NO4jLy

Re: Query: Text of Piyyut by Judah Halevi

For the question of Prof. Jacob Adler: In his Nishmat Ḥayyim, Menasseh ben Israel makes reference to a piyyut by Judah Halevi that contains the line, Tiken neshamot im ha-'or ha-rishon, teḥilat devar Hashem. Can anyone refer me to a source for the text of this piyyut?

- It is in the poem of R. Yehuda haLevi “Barkhi Azulah”. See the poem in Daat site:
http://www.daat.ac.il/daat/sifrut/halevi/barhi-2.htm
It is also to be found in the Mahzor to Yom Kippur – before Tefilat Ne’ilah – see for example Mahzor Ohalei Yaakov: Yom Kippur, Jerusalem 1908, pp. 195-198.

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