Exploring Rabbi Joe Cappara

Rabbi Joe Kappara

by Kobi Oz and Danny Recht

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Between the mountains

and the rocks

A righteous angel lives well

A car and two houses

The holy spirit

is a business for him

A long line of the whole clan

Requesting a blessing or two

For health and for work(1)

Rabbi Joe Kappara

Agonay megiman hu (2)

Tu tu you called

From dust he’ll raise up a king

Tu tu you called

Od avinu alive or dead?

Tu tu you called

There’s no one greater,

no one like you

 

Every blind man now can see

Where the money flows

Every sheep needs a herder

Who speaks so fluently

He asks and there is an answer

Calls the heavens on the phone

He gives you hope

The Holy Joe Kappara

 

 

Agonay megiman hu

Tu tu you called

From dust he’ll raise up a king

Tu tu you called

Od avinu mah nishma?

Tu tu you called

There’s no one great,

no one like you

Who is the Torah Great?

Rabbi Joe Kappara

 

Who heals all the barren?

Holy Joe Kappara

He saved many people

From demons and the evil eye

He is an expert in

kabbala (3)

Rabbi Joe Kappara

 

Agonay megiman hoo

Tu tu you called…

 

בֵּין הָרִים וּבֵּין סְלָעִים

חַי צַדִּיק מַלְאָךְ בְּחֶסֶד

מְכוֹנִית וּשְנֵי בָּתִים

הַשְכִינָה אֶצְלוֹ זֶה עֵסֶק

תּוֹר אָרוֹךְ כָּל הָעֵדָה

מְבַקְשִׁים בְּרָכָה אוֹ שְׁתַּיִים

גַם בְּרִיאוּת גַם עֲבוֹדָה
הָרַבִּי ג’וֹ כַּפָּרָה

אֲגוֹנָי מָגִינָם הוּא

טוּ טוּ קָרָאתָ

מֵעָפָר יָרִים מֶלֶךְ
טוּטוּ קָרָאתָ
עוֹד אָבִינוּ חַי אוֹ מֵת

טוּטוּ קָרָאתָ
אֵין גָדוֹל אֵין כָּמוֹךָ
טוּטוּ קָרָאתָ

 

 

כָּל עִיוֵור עַכְשָׁיו רוֹאֶה

לְהֵיכָן זוֹרֵם הַכֶּסֶף

כָּל כִּבְשָׂה צְרִיכָה רוֹעֶה

שֶנוֹאֵם יָפֶה בְּרֶצֶף
הוּא שׁוֹאֵל וְיֵש תְשוּבָה
מְטַלְפֵּן אֶל הַשָמַיִים

הוּא נוֹתֵן לְךָ תִקְוָוה

הַקָדוֹשׁ ג’וֹ כַּפָּרָה

 

 

אֲגוֹנָי מָגִינָם הוּא

טוּ טוּ קָרָאתָ
מֵעָפָר יָרִים מֶלֶךְ
טוּטוּ קָרָאתָ
עוֹד אָבִינוּ מַה נִשְמָע?
טוּטוּ קָרָאתָ
אֵין גָדוֹל אֵין כָּמוֹךָ

טוּ טוּ קָרָאתָ

 

 

 

מִי הַגָּדוֹל שֶבַּתּוֹרָה?
הָרַבִּי ג’וֹ כַּפָּרָה

מִי מְרַפֵּא כָּל עֲקָרָה?
הַקָדוֹש ג’וֹ כַּפָּרָה
הוּא הִצִיל אֲנָשִים רַבִּים

 

מִשֵדִים וְעַיִן הָרַע
הוּא מוּמְחֶה בְּקַבָּלָה
הָרַבִּי ג’וֹ כַּפָּרָה

אֲגוֹנָי מָגִינָם הוּא
טוּ טוּ קָרָאתָ….

 

 

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  1. This song was the first hit of Kobi’s earlier band Teapacks in 1992. 18 years on, the song has the same satirical sting, and is as relevant as ever. He sings of the Israeli phenomenon of Rabbis, Kabbalists, and Holy Men who make their fortune selling their spiritual/magical services to believers.
  2. The word ‘agonai’ is used, instead of the word for God that is used in the R. Shlomo Carlebach song that is being referred to.
  3. Kabbalah, the Jewish spiritual practice, is also the Hebrew word for a receipt, and for ‘receiving’…

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