Another Song I am Loving: “Even When G-d’s Face is Hidden”

Another Song I am Loving: “Even When G-d’s Face is Hidden”

Yesterday I went to an event for neighborhood parents, and a boy’s choir sang the song “Afilu b”Hastara”– Even When [G-d’s face is] Hidden. A lot of us were swaying back and forth with the infectious rhythm, and I looked around saw I wasn’t the only JewishMOM (or DAD) wiping away a tear.

The words mean:
Our Father in Heaven tells us “I will hide my face from you on that day.”
But Rebbe Nachman says
Even when [G-d’s face is] hidden within hiddeness, most certainly even there G-d, may his name be blessed, is present
Also behind the difficult things which happen to you
I stand

אבא שבשמים אומר לנו אנוכי אסתיר פני ביום ההוא..
אבל רבי נחמן אומר:
ואפילו בהסתרה שבתוך
ההסתרה בוודאי גם שם נמצא השם יתברך
גם אחרי הדברים הקשים העוברים עליך
אני עומד

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  1. BEAUTIFUL SONG! לעמוד על ידי אמונה

  2. Hadassah

    Appropriate for Purim – which tells how Hashem’s face was hidden – Hashem’s name is not in the Megilla.

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