Jerusalem

This world is not enough for someone as beautiful as you
Every starry night your sweet name was kissed by the soul of every wandering Jew
Reviving our broken heart like the gentle dew.
O Jerusalem, our home, our lighthouse across the two fold millennia horizon blue.

In your enchanted Judean Hills
Sing the songs of Judaic Souls along the gentle breeze blown daffodils
Countless pilgrims climbed you to stand still
In His Awe, to bow down to His Eternal Holy Will

Swirling clouds reflecting the dreams of weathered faces
in prayer shawls of old men standing East from distant places
Flaming trees along the road, lovesick, calling us back home from exiled birthplaces.
Now I understand how you held us in your breast across all time and spaces

How you suffered for our dignity!
Living forsaken and abysmally.
Letting no else but us to embrace you for nearly an eternity
How we both survived without each other, miserably.

At the Wailing Wall when hope was in no sight
and when our destiny seemed never again to be right
the poor women would sit and cry until you gave them the might
to stand up again to full height

Your whirling roadways and holy imbued pathways,
full of amber sun filled majestic rays
with night filled breeze and winter chill singing full of your Praise.
every Soul in a childlike mellow daze

lying down on the linen land
holding each other in a Holy Band.
Oh, we suffered for our Homeland
O Jerusalem on our heart! Our Love! Our eternal Armband!

This world is not enough for someone as beautiful as you
But we will always learn to love you – the quest of the Eternal Jew!
O Jerusalem!
Our Eternal drum!

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.
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