Playing the Fool

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Playing the Fool

“Ech Ti” is a chasidic nigun first taught by the Rebbe on Simchas Torah 5718 – 1958. Its words, in Hebrew and Belarusian, revolve around a fool who travels to a market, but doesn’t actually buy or sell anything.
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Animal Soul, Tzama Lecha Nafshi
Playing the Fool
Disc 132, Program 528

Event Date: 11 Shevat 5718 - February 01, 1958

“Ech Ti” is a chasidic nigun first taught by the Rebbe on Simchas Torah 5718 – 1958. Its words, in Hebrew and Belarusian, revolve around a fool who travels to a market, but doesn’t actually buy or sell anything.

Here, the Rebbe explains that the deeper meaning of the words is an allusion to the evil inclination and its ultimate purpose in creation.

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Choli December 16, 2015

Link Transliteration:

Tza-mah li-chah naf-shi, ka-mah li-chah bi-sa-ri.

Psalms 63:2
Russian:

Ech! Tee du-ran mar-ku, sh-to-tee ye-dish na yar-mar-ku, ni-ye ku-pi-la-yesh, ni-ye p-ro-da-yesh, tol-ko ro-bish s-var-ku.

Translation:


My soul thirsts for you, My flesh longs for you.

Hey, you foolish Mark! Why do you travel to the fair?
You don't buy, you don't sell, you only cause strife! Reply

Anonymous October 21, 2014

Could you please post the words and translation? Reply

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