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hatam_soferet ([personal profile] hatam_soferet) wrote2015-04-05 09:15 pm

Texts from a pothead kabbalist

Recanati, on Exodus 13:9

וטעם הנחת תפילין של יד קודם של ראש, ארמוז לך בו סוד גדול במשנה תורה בגזירת האל, כי העולה עולה מלמטה למעלה והיורד יורד מלמעלה למטה, על כןתפלה של יד ראוייה להיות קודמת בהנחה ומתאחרת בשעה שחולצן.

I've got a big secret for you man
secret of the UNIVERSE
you're stoned again aren't you
the one who ascends, right
he goes from low to high
and the one who descends
he goes from high to low
a profound statement indeed
and that's why you should put on the shel yad first and take it off last
of course, yes
fundamental truth of the universe man
you got any snacks?
I bet you've got snacks
I'm coming over
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[personal profile] kass 2015-04-06 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] richardf8 2015-04-06 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
Wow. Like totally supernal.
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[personal profile] cremains 2015-04-06 08:15 am (UTC)(link)
Ahaha, your translation was not even an exaggeration, if the author WASN'T stoned, then he was a Grade A doofus.
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[personal profile] cremains 2015-04-06 03:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I got an urge to physically back away a bit (not actually flee -- just put down some distance insurance) at ארמוז לך. Haha, I suddenly appreciate the extreme properness of normal post-talmudic rabbinic discourse.