Medieval Jewish Poetry (Audio)

Ibn Gabirol / Abraham Abulafia

From two of the greatest mystics of the Jewish tradition, we bring a selection of their poetry, read in the original Hebrew and in English translation.

Ibn Gabirol: “I am the Man” (Ani ha-ish)

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Click here to download, English and Hebrew – 6:22 (6.1MB)

Ibn Gabirol: Selections from “Kingdom’s Crown” (Keter Malchut)

Hebrew original

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Click here to download the Hebrew – 9:38 (9.3MB)

English translation

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Click here to download the English – 10:36 (10.2MB)

Abraham Abulafia: “And YHVH spoke to me”

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Click here to download, English and Hebrew – 2:17 (2.2MB)


Alternatively:
click here to download all the Hebrew selections – 13:58 (13.4MB)
or
click here to download all the English selections – 19:53 (19.1MB)

And here is a PDF of the English selections.


Original translations by Peter Cole, published in The Dream of the Poem, Princeton University Press, 2007. The notes to the poems can be read here. The original Hebrew texts are available from Princeton through this link.

Read in Hebrew and English by Tamar S. Drukker and Guy Ogilvy for The Matheson Trust.

This library item is part of our Mystical Poetry Collection.

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