Dream of Yom Kippur

The setting sun rays floated along the Promised Land’s Horizon as the Angels on High had donned their judicial robes.
Below we walked, Souls embracing Souls, in front of our eyes – our longings, worries and hopes.

Children bathed in His Loving Majesty we put away our Fears
as the prayers flowed, streaming down with our tears.
Sleeplike we were sheeplike as our Shepard embraced us
in His Fatherly hand and wiped away the year’s rusty dust.

And there in front of our eyes the King appeared in a dream
and all our agony was not what it seemed.
The broken hearts, the lost loves, the penniless debts
gave way to rivers of heart pouring regrets.

And as the Stars glowed
new Life began to sow
And with every sway, with every chant, with every song
as we prayed in our Home which our Souls for 2000 years have longed.

Turning into a dream of prayer shawls, of covered women’s heads, and the sweet children’s faces
so beautifully dressed in white garments and laces
united Heaven and Earth
Giving all of Us a New Birth.

And as the Gates of the Day were slowly closing
all our sins were frozen.
We had become Angels.
Each one of US becoming part of the Promised Land’s Breathtaking Hills.

What a dream it was
to celebrate Kippur
according to G-d’s Forgiving LAWS –
renewing us with Holy Cause.
Oh! What a dream it was!

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.