Ironically abounding in musical variations is Psalm 137, as the Psalm deals with the inability to sing. Opening with the woeful mourn of a Judean exile in Babylonia, the Psalm ends with a call for violent vengeance. The last three verses of the Psalm are often omitted from the songs and even from liturgy. In discussing my Psalm project, Rabbi Feinstein pointed to the last line of the Psalm as an example of the brutal honesty of Psalms.
Our honoree is Rabbi Ed Feinstein.
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