Ani Ma'amin

Maimonides, the Rambam

Maimonides the Rambam

Hebrew Lyrics

Ani ma'amin be'emuna shlema
B'viat hamashiach.
V'af al pi sheyitmahemeia,
Im kol zeh ani ma'amin,
Im kol zeh achakeh lo
Bechol yom sheyavo.


I believe with perfect faith in the Messiah's coming.
And I will wait even if the Messiah is delayed.

This Hebrew song, written in the Twelfth Century, is by Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon, also known as Maimonides, who was a great religious philosopher. His Talmudic Psalm Number Twelve from The Articles of Faith, entitled, "Ani Ma'amin," (I Believe) was later sung by many Jews during the Holocaust, even as they entered the gas chambers. Maimonides' descendants clung to his words for hope for the future and for humankind. In real audio:


Added May 22nd, 2001