The Six Million Menorah

From chamber wall to chamber wall

naked souls upon naked souls

their bodies on this eternal Chanukah night, a Human Menorah.

Their flame, their chanting last words of the Shema, the essence of the Jewish Heart – the Torah

In a fog of a never ending hopeless moment Mothers clutching to their breasts their babies

Fathers enveloping their innocent ones

the rain of gas set their last breath to flame

to blaze across time as nameless names

Each a candle burning into the endless night these Six Million flames of Holy Light to give us purpose and sight

Flame. Hugs. Screams.

Prayers. All at once their Souls ascend as timeless Dreams.

There is no death

Their last breath now an Eternal Light

Holy and Pure as pressed oil

For nothing of them was in vain – their lives, their dreams, their burdens and toil

Each Chanukah their Souls travel from house to house

to aflame with each and every Menorah

to ignite and rededicate our heart and love – our life – our breath – our lovebond to our Everlasting Torah

Our Everlasting Torah

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.