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Dylan and the Jews

Blowin' in the Wind

by Bob Dylan

L'col Haruchot -- To All the Winds

Hebrew Lyric by Yonatan Geffen

Originally performed by Dani Litani.


          kamash shanim nizrech od lamut
          lifnei shenilmad eich l'chyot
          V'kamah namshich l'chakot l'shalom
          Im zayit v'shtei charavot
          V'kamah eitzim y'rokim yisarfu
          B'glal milchamot v'kavod?

          Ein li teshuvot vkol hatikvot
          Halchu lahen l'kol haruchot

          kamah aznaim tzarich ben adam
          L'shmoa echad shezo'ek
          Vkama namshich lsovev tapanim
          Lifnei shenabit v'nireh
          V'kamah shanim nihiyeh po s'gurim
          Lifeny shel'chophesh netzeh


          Ein li teshuvot vkol hatikvot
          Halchu lahen l'kol haruchot


          kaman tzarich la'avor ben adam
          Ad sheyihiyeh ben adam
          Kamah shanim ya'mdu heharim
          Lifnei sheyiru et ha yam
          V'kamah p'gazim od tzarich l'fotzetz
          Lifnei she yamutu kulam


          Ein li teshuvot vkol hatikvot
          Halchu lahen l'kol haruchot

Hebrew lyric retranslated

By Larry Yudelson
          How many more years will we have to die
          Before we learn how to live?
          And how many will we continue to wait for peace
          With an olive and two swords?
          And how many green trees will be burned
          Because of wars and honor?

          I have no answers and all the hopes
          Have dispersed to all the winds [directions]

          How many ears does a man need
          To hear one who screams?
          And how many will continue to turn their faces
          Before they will look and see
          And how many years will we be closed here
          Before to freedom we depart?

          I have no answers and all the hopes
          Have dispersed to all the winds [directions]

          How much does a man have to pass through
          Before he is a man?
          How many years will the mountains tand
          Before they see the ocean?
          And how many more shells still have to explode
          Before everybody dies?

          I have no answers and all the hopes
          Have dispersed to all the winds [directions]


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