#22 Vayakhel (Maqam Hossieni)
Maqam Hosseini - from the Arabic 'Hosn' meaning 'beauty' or 'splendor;' this Maqam is often associated with the giving of the Torah or the building of the Tabernacle. Hosseini is a pathway of Maqam Bayat.
On the Heels
On the heels of the molten beast
he then gathered together
the entire community.
We had gathered against his brother
make us a god who shall go before us
for that man
who brought us out?
-- we don’t know what happened to him.
We made a molten beast
The building -- a sign of healing
we have been forgiven our slip
with the molten beast.
The big Healing came to us through the artist
it was the artist who healed the wound.
[v’asu betzalel v’oholiav v’khol chakham lev asher natan Hashem chokham ut’vunah ladat laasot] Exodus 36:1