A short poem I wrote inspired by Parsha Tetzaveh, Exodus 27:20
Forever Shall Remain
“And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continuously.”
Dear God, we thank you for this gift, To transform from our past and to connect with You anew, To kindle a flame that burns bright and true.
Each of us can be different now, Letting go of the past, we take a bow, Grateful for challenges that bring us near, To become a flame that burns without fear.
We remember we are one flame, That can continuously experience this transformation game,
A union of passion and discovery, A substance that can burn forever in harmony.
The purity that burns inside, Shines outside, where it can’t hide, Touching all that it can find,
Leaving a mark that’s so refined.
The olives are the light and sefirot of perseverance, Netzach, gratitude, Hod’s, and our land of continuity, Yesod, binding us in unity.
These are the sparks that connect to Your earthy presence, Malkhut’s sefirah.
The Ner Tamid forever burns, For we are eternal, in Your love we yearn.
The Torah tells of a holy flame, A light that forever shall remain, Burning bright and shining true, Guiding us always, to be close to You.
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Biblical quotations are based on the English translation of the Jewish Publication Society of 1917, now in the public domain.