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1.       Vania Melamed
36 posts
 05 Aug 2009 Wed 10:06 pm

B"H

I´ve translated this from the Hebrew since I don´t think anyone here speaks it, but the translation from Hebrew to English is also a bit loose, and I don´t know if it would make sense if I put it literally.  If anyone could help, I´d greatly appreciate it.  Thanks a bunch.

 

If I forget YOUR image,
let my right hand be forgotten.
YOU are the aspiration
of the heart of my nation/people.
And I will set Jerusalem’s memory
above my highest joy.
When YOU mourn, (I will put) ashes on my head.

I give you my oath with my voice
With my soul and in every language,
To within your walls we will return
Myself, my people, in victory.


-  Moran  and  Gad  Elbaz

2.       silence
396 posts
 06 Aug 2009 Thu 12:08 am

whats not clear in this? its a song for jerusalem.. telling how he is missing to get back there.. not only as himself but as a nation, too.. jerusalem has always been a promised dream for jewish people.. a holy land for them.. and as muslims dream about mekkah, jewish people dream about jerusalem.. and he´s promising in this song, he will always have that vision in his/his nations heart.. and they will rejoice with the joy of jerusalem and mourn for its pains.. feeling the soul of the city.. being so close that you become one.. which reminded me a poetry by neruda by the way: "when you close your eyes, i start dreaming"

(just a little info: in jewish culture, putting ashes and dust on your head is a way of showing that you´re mourning for something.. that´s what jacop did when he heard that his beloved son was killed by predatories..)

and on the second paragraph he promises for victorious days to come.. and that dream will be fulfilled..

3.       Vania Melamed
36 posts
 06 Aug 2009 Thu 12:40 am

B"H

lol, Thank you, my friend; I know that.  I mean, I wanted help tranlsating it translated to Turkish, because when I tried and relayed it, it didn´t seem cohesive....

4.       silence
396 posts
 06 Aug 2009 Thu 01:22 am

yüzünü unutursam eðer,

kýrýlsýn bu eller!

sen halkýmýn gönlünün

en büyük emelisin.

ve kudüs´ün anýsýný

en büyük sevincimin üstünde tutarým.

sen yas tuttuðunda,

ben aðlarým!

 

sesim çýktýðýnca,

candan ve bilinen her dille sana söz veriyorumki,

tekrar döneceðiz duvarlarýnýn içine

ben ve halkým, zaferle!

 

Quoting Vania Melamed

B"H

I´ve translated this from the Hebrew since I don´t think anyone here speaks it, but the translation from Hebrew to English is also a bit loose, and I don´t know if it would make sense if I put it literally.  If anyone could help, I´d greatly appreciate it.  Thanks a bunch.

 

If I forget YOUR image,
let my right hand be forgotten.
YOU are the aspiration
of the heart of my nation/people.
And I will set Jerusalem’s memory
above my highest joy.
When YOU mourn, (I will put) ashes on my head.

I give you my oath with my voice
With my soul and in every language,
To within your walls we will return
Myself, my people, in victory.


-  Moran  and  Gad  Elbaz

 

 

5.       Vania Melamed
36 posts
 06 Aug 2009 Thu 01:31 am

B"H

Ironic you choose your screen nae to be silence when you´ve been so forthcoming.    Thank you so much for your expertise.

6.       hadar
111 posts
 06 Aug 2009 Thu 07:37 am

Oh Vania r u Jewish? Do u also speak Hebrew? if so, we can help each other

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