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 the son of the Palmach Legend, Motke Eish HaGarzen, Motke the Axeman. His Father was the commander that led the 21 Palmach Warriors who conquered Har Tzion ( Mount Zion), King David's Tomb in 1948, rescuing 1,700 Jewish men, women and children from the onslaught in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Rabbi Schwartz is both a Black Hat Rabbi and Zionist activist. A filmmaker and writer, with works in Netflix, he is also the creator of the first apps against BDS: Fight BDS and BDS Myth Busters (BDS Myth Busters is sponsored by the Hollywood icon and anti-BDS activist Roseanne Barr. Rabbi Schwartz is the VP of Digital Marketing and Director of Energycite, a breakthrough technology in energy conservation. He also is the founder of Torah Teen Palmach Center, training teens to be future leaders in the tradition of the Palmach.