Sabbath Mourning Every Week

A tribute to the survivors of the Halamish slaughter.

How long will it take to forget that Sabbath night?
How long will it take to light the candles again without wailing?
How long will take to hold the Kiddush cup without shaking hysterically?
How long will it take not to cry profusely as the motzei is chanted over the challah?
How long will it take before the children stop falling apart?
How long will it take before thinking of ending it all will stop?
How long will it take before two Mothers can find the strength to smile?
How long? How long? How long will it take to bring back song?
Three have Eternal Rest.
But Seven have just begun torture in their very mind, soul, heart, and breast.
From now each Sabbath and holiday take a minute to feel their heartwrenching test.

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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