Kiss Me: Yishakayni

Yishakayni minshikot piyhu!
Kiss Me Hebrew
Kiss me with the kisses of your mouth! (Song of Songs 1:2)

The Song of Songs begins with this request. We invite God – Reality – the World-as-it-is – Existence-itself… to an intimate direct encounter. That Divine kiss in turn invites us into our passion. Our practice is to release all passivity, pucker up and engage with Life. To receive the Divine kiss is to die to this moment and be reborn in love. Can we receive it in the color of the sky? In this breath? With this step? Can we open to the gift that God is giving us in “this?”

To hear the various parts of the chant, use the audio players. To download a part, right-click a note and save (or download) the linked MP3 file.

To download the PDF file for this chant, click Kiss Me PDF.