Avi Schwartz

Dedicated to all those soldiers who fell in battle without children

In the shadowed fields where poppies sway,
There lies a tale of those who stayed,
In uniforms, their youth arrayed,
Their names etched deep, though shades they fade.
I may be the last of my line to fall,
No child to echo through life’s grand hall,
Yet, my spirit casts a timeless call,
In valiant grace, I stood tall.
Beneath the soil, where secrets sleep,
Silent warriors, their vigil keep,
Their dreams a treasure, sown to reap,
For lands they loved, the promise steep.
No cradle rocked, no bedtime tales,
No little hands, no tiny wails.
Yet, my legacy, like sturdy sails,
Will catch the wind when all else fails.
For though I bore no child of mine,
My deeds shall serve as strong, sweet wine.
In hearts I’ll live, through acts benign,
My love through service shall define.
I may be the last, my bloodline cease,
Yet, in my end, I find my peace.
For life’s true gift, its sweet release,
Is knowing hope shall never cease.
With every sacrifice laid bare,
I seed the future, rich and rare,
My memory, a solemn prayer,
That echoes love beyond compare.
So, mourn not the empty halls back home,
For in your hearts, my legacy roams.
I may be the last, through twilight’s dome,

Yet, in your deeds, forever I’m sown.

About the Author
Rabbi Avi Schwartz is an individual who has made contributions in various fields. He is the son of Motke Eish HaGarzen, also known as Motke the Axeman, a legendary figure in the Palmach. Motke Eish HaGarzen led a group of 21 Palmach Warriors who successfully conquered Har Tzion (Mount Zion), rescuing 1,700 Jewish men, women, and children from the Jordanian onslaught in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Rabbi Schwartz himself is a Black Hat Rabbi and activist, dedicated to upholding Jewish traditions and values. Alongside his religious pursuits, he has also found success as a filmmaker and writer, with his works featured on platforms such as Red Coral Universe Apple TV, Tubi of Fox Corporation, and Netflix. Notably, Rabbi Schwartz's movie "The Quest" has received high praise from none other than Pat Boone, a Music and Hollywood Icon. Boone, known for his illustrious career as a singer, actor, and television personality, has publicly commended Rabbi Schwartz's film, acknowledging its quality and significance. This endorsement from Pat Boone further solidifies the impact and recognition of Rabbi Schwartz's work within the entertainment industry. Beyond his artistic endeavors, Rabbi Schwartz has been at the forefront of the battle against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. He has developed two groundbreaking apps, "Fight BDS" and "BDS Myth Busters," aimed at countering BDS propaganda and raising awareness about the realities of the movement. The notable Hollywood icon and anti-BDS activist, Roseanne Barr, sponsors the app "BDS Myth Busters." Additionally, Rabbi Schwartz holds the position of Vice President of Digital Marketing and serves as the Director of Energycite, a revolutionary technology in energy conservation. His involvement in this field highlights his commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Furthermore, Rabbi Schwartz has established the Torah Teen Palmach Center, a transformative initiative that trains teenagers to become future leaders in the spirit of the Palmach. Through this center, he imparts invaluable leadership skills and instills the values of courage, determination, and resilience in the next generation.