Yedid Nefesh – Friend of my soul

Part I:
Words: Rabbi Elazar Azkari (16th Century)
Music: Rabbi Y. H. Ashlag (1885-1955), author of “HaSulam” [“The Ladder,” interpretive commentary on the Zohar]
Sung as part of the midnight prayer recitation and welcoming the Sabbath. Acrostic of the first of each stanza forms the four-letter name of God.
Part II:
Words: Rabbi Elazar Azkari (16th Century)
Music: Moroccan melody, sung to welcome the Sabbath

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