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The Poetry and Prose of Yehudah ha-Levi

To Mount Abarim
A poem by Yehudah ha-Levi

Peace be to you, Mount Abarim!
Peace be to you on every side!
Within you is gathered the chosen of mankind.
In you is the chosen of all sepulchres.
If you know him not,
Inquire of the Red Sea which was split apart,
And ask of the bush and ask of the mount,
Ask of Sinai - they will all return answers:
He who faithfully bore the message of God,
Even though no man of words!
God willing,
I have vowed an early pilgrimage to you.