The Mikveh of Protest

How Holy Jewish Women in a Jewish Village Defeated Nazi Evil!(inspired by a true event recorded in Yaffa Eliach’s book,Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust )

Wailing Silence was all around.
In a blink of an eye the Holy women were widows, the daughters; orphans, the elderly mothers; childless.
In the village of Torah and Mitzvaot, Holy blood was soaking deep into the ground
The shetiel of Torah was lifeless.

Morning arose as the cold wind blew through the village,
as the hot blood of their Holy men and boys ran over the snow.
Lying in the river of blood was their loyal husbands and aged fathers wrapped in tallis and tefillin and precious sons still clinching their chumashim.
The Nazis beasts had snuffed out the Tzaddikims’ glow.

“Round up the women!” , commanded the Nazi one.
Sheep to the slaughter the Holy women were rounded up.
But in a blink of an eye these daughters of Israel became a Sister of One.
Holding hands, with back straight they walked to the river with heads up.

The Nazis beasts just stood and made no sound.
Standing frozen, perplexed, watching the women by the river
The shetiel’s Rabbi’s wife approached the beast in charge.
“We will go to G-d, Pure. Holy. We will immerse. And then your evil you can discharge.”

The beast nodded.
And turned his back
As the Daughters of Israel carried out the Law as commanded by Moshe our Prophet.
On this terrible day of mourning and the cloth of sack.

The elderly mothers, then the women, then the young brides
unrobed, immersed and redressed.

“Oh, Mama. G-d in Heaven. What is happening? What are we doing?” asked a young daughter
Her Mama placed her sweet hand on her baby’s face.
“Oh. My precious Daughter. How I hoped that you would had immersed in the mikvah for your wedding.
But it seems that Hashem, G-d in Heaven, has other plans.”
As the Mama grabbed and held her baby’s hands.

Then each mother looked into her daughter’s eyes.
As each Mama taught their young girls for the first time and the last time,
how to perform the Holy mitzvah of Mikvah.
Arising from the river and dressed
the HOLY WOMEN, SMILING IN PEACE, NOW FULL OF TIKVAH,

MARCHED UP TO THE NAZI BEAST.
“WE ARE READY TO RETURN TO HEAVEN!
EACH ONE, A DAUGHTER OF THE HIGH PRIEST.

The nazis, shocked, raised their guns and shot.
And in a blink of an eye their blood flowed into the blood river of the Holy Tzaddikim
in a Shetiel that is forever now a Holy Land, a Sanctified Spot
near a river used long ago by Jewish Women, the World’s Holy Caregivers.

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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