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Monday, May 31, 2010

Saying or Singing Nanach

In Hebrew the word for song, Shir - שיר, can also refer to poetry. Na Nach Nachma Nachman MiUman is the "New Song" or the "New Poem", in most cases we find that the New Song should be song, like in the Psalms, King David says "sing to God the New Song", however in the special prayer "Al Hakol" (which the Noam Elimelech says that one should memorize) that is recited on Shabbos upon taking out the Tora, it says: 'and we will say before Him the New Song/Poem, as it says "sing to God..."'
The truth of the matter is that the Tora is called "shir", like it says "write for yourself this Shir" referring to the Holy Tora. When one recites the words of the Holy Tora even in the most toneless fashion, it aroused the most harmonious melody in all the worlds. Thus the same holds true to the root of the Holy Tora; Na Nach Nachma Nachman MiUman, however one says it is arouses great melody and music in all the worlds.
Great blessings of Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman!



CHE7I said...

"Thus the same holds true to the root of the Holy Tora; Na Nach Nachma Nachman MiUman"

Wouldn't the Torah be the root of nanach? How can anything other than the Torah be its root?

Avraham said...

No point in asking questions on this guy's posts - he never answers. (Others do answer though)

NaaNaach said...

B"H whenever I think I can help I do, in this case I was hoping that someone would explain. Saba said many times explicitly that Nanach is the root of the Tora. We find in the Medrash that the Tora has it's roots in Chuchma - נובלות חכמה של מעלה , תורה, this is in fact a very reaccuring theme in the Holy Books. For example the Tora is likened to a tree, hence it follows that it has roots....
Na Nach Nachma Nachman MiUman is the root of the Tora. Now that is a fact, it is worth contemplating this fact to understand it and inculcate it in practical devotion.

Kante Luis said...