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THE SONG OF SONGS: A NEW TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY by Ariel Bloch and Chana Bloch.
Copyright © 1995 by Ariel Bloch and Chana Bloch. Reprinted by permission of Georges Borchardt, Inc.,
on behalf of Ariel Bloch and Chana Bloch
The Song of Songs
The Song of Songs (Shir HaShirim)
Based on a translation by Ariel Bloch & Chana Bloch.

The Song of Songs is a universal love poem about the awakening of love between a youthful shepherd
and a beautiful young woman. The couple meet in an idyllic landscape, where they discover the pleasures
of love. Their mutual adoration and intimacies are expressed through rich metaphor and symbolism.
This series brings attention to the ideal of unconditional love as a basic human value and furthers
the concept of the importance of a harmonious relationship between ourselves and the natural world .
The Song of Songs is an emphatic confirmation that unconditional love can be a holistic path
to healing our world. With the The Songs use of metaphor and symbolism to create an idealization
of harmony, I was inspired to create my own interpretation and motifs to express my vision of the poem.

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