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Yehudah HaLevi is perhaps the best-known literary figure in Jewish history. Hardly a Kabbalist, he is nonetheless looked to by later mystical practitioners as a distinguished and discerning precursor because of his Sufi-like surrender to trust in God and His presence.

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This poem originally appeared in the March 2012 issue of Poetry magazine

March 2012

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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