“That’s My Boy” – A poem about the two mothers who raised Moses – Moshe Rabbenu

Um…um…um..um…along the river

I cried for a boy, for a child, for a baby.
All the gold, the copper, all the silver –
Would G-d bless me…um..um…um…maybe?

Years of flowing tears.
Worlds of endless fears.
Would I have a son, a prince among men
to all, without distinction,both nobleman and pauper, that would give his hand.

My womb was shut.
I isolated myself in the barren woman’s hut.
Alone. Ashamed. Broken-hearted my lot.
Would all my dreams for a brighter world just rot.

Into my arms a gift flowed to me.
So angelic. So lovely. So radiant, that let me see.
This little boy that cares and fights for others,
that would give his life for each of his sisters and brothers.

Oh. How I cry to see his smile. His commanding yet so humble stance.
How he looks heavenward with his peering glance.
This gift I was allowed to raise.
Whose very majestic Soul leads the feeble, the weak, the wicked, the simple, the wise out of Life’s slippery ways and Satan’s maze.

Oh! Look at him. My adopted son. THAT IS MY BOY! MY BOY!
The one I drew from the river of blood, when my wicked father killed all the newborn boys.
Oh! Look at him. This heaven sent gift to enlighten old women and men, all girls and boys.
Oh! Look at him. My beautiful son. As he receives the Tablets of G-d among the lightning, smoke, the thunder and Heavenly Noise.

One Mother gave up her child to save her child.
One barren woman gave up her Royal power to be a Mother
Both Mothers stand together, so proud, so gleaming with joy at the son who gave the LAW to tame the Human Wild.
Hand and Hand, both say, “THAT IS MY BOY, who forever
has taught all about the One, Honor thy Father and thy Mother, Seek the good for all the world’s sisters and brothers.

Oh! Thank you my G-d for giving a barren woman The Gift – a Prophet, a Teacher, a Leader, a Tzaddik, a humble man that has no peer, no one greater.

Why me? um…um….Why me?

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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