So much is written about this fast day known as the 9th of Av.
This year we have to wrestle with the detention of a Rav
who identifies with the Masorti stream,
who is definitely on the Holy One’s team.
Yet Israel’s Public Jewish Law does not seem
to want to recognize other than Orthodox ways
and so we now live in a complicated maze
of medieval patriarchal religious norms.
Yet the Chief Rabbinate does not care about the storms
that are raging in Jewish hearts both far and near
as hateful words we have to hear
about the way we live as modern Jews.
Hey, Bibi, this is not FAKE NEWS.
On this 9th of Av, in the year 5778,
Wake Up Zionists, it is not too late.
Let us work toward the beautiful harmony,
of both Judaism and Democracy.