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ATZILUT: Eved Adonai
Avdei Zman" (Servants of Time) is an exquisitely contemporary poem wriiten in the Middle Ages by Yehuda Halevi – here set to music composed by Hazzan Jack Kessler – performed by Hazzan Kessler with his ensemble "Atzilut."
Yehudah HaLevi, a prolific poet of the Golden Age of Spain writes:
The slaves of time — are the slaves of slaves;
The servant of God — he alone is free,
And so when every person seeks his portion — my soul says, 'My portion is God!' "
The core phrase in Hebrew: "Eved A-donai hu levad chofshi" (The servant of God alone is free!)