December 12, 2011
Again We Begin Anew… Israeli poet Natan Yonatan
In the morning liturgy, we express gratitude for consciousness and life (Birchot Hashachar), for the workings of the body (Asher Yatzar) and the Divine origins of our souls (Elohai N’shamah), and we begin each day (indeed, every moment) as if for the first time. This poem by the Ukranian born Israeli poet, Natan Yonaton, reflects this wondrous spirit.
“Again we begin anew, as all begin;
Again we begin anew, as all begin;
Taken from “Again We Begin Anew” by Natan Yonatan (1923-2004), translation by Rabbi Maya Leibovich