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

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…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 an individual who has made contributions in various fields. He is the son of Motke Eish HaGarzen, also known as Motke the Axeman, a legendary figure in the Palmach. Motke Eish HaGarzen led a group of 21 Palmach Warriors who successfully conquered Har Tzion (Mount Zion), rescuing 1,700 Jewish men, women, and children from the Jordanian onslaught in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Rabbi Schwartz himself is a Black Hat Rabbi and activist, dedicated to upholding Jewish traditions and values. Alongside his religious pursuits, he has also found success as a filmmaker and writer, with his works featured on platforms such as Red Coral Universe Apple TV, Tubi of Fox Corporation, and Netflix. Notably, Rabbi Schwartz's movie "The Quest" has received high praise from none other than Pat Boone, a Music and Hollywood Icon. Boone, known for his illustrious career as a singer, actor, and television personality, has publicly commended Rabbi Schwartz's film, acknowledging its quality and significance. This endorsement from Pat Boone further solidifies the impact and recognition of Rabbi Schwartz's work within the entertainment industry. Beyond his artistic endeavors, Rabbi Schwartz has been at the forefront of the battle against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. He has developed two groundbreaking apps, "Fight BDS" and "BDS Myth Busters," aimed at countering BDS propaganda and raising awareness about the realities of the movement. The notable Hollywood icon and anti-BDS activist, Roseanne Barr, sponsors the app "BDS Myth Busters." Additionally, Rabbi Schwartz holds the position of Vice President of Digital Marketing and serves as the Director of Energycite, a revolutionary technology in energy conservation. His involvement in this field highlights his commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Furthermore, Rabbi Schwartz has established the Torah Teen Palmach Center, a transformative initiative that trains teenagers to become future leaders in the spirit of the Palmach. Through this center, he imparts invaluable leadership skills and instills the values of courage, determination, and resilience in the next generation.
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