Avi Schwartz

Through Me

Under unmarked earth, my long lost brother.
Forgot his name?! Why bother my long lost brother.
They burned the photograph of our Mother
Those evil Nazi Other.

The last time I saw him
That night in the gas chamber when my soul went dim.
Here I am now crying at the Shabbos table.
The Nazi, Cain, Savagely massacred his Jewish younger brother, Abel.

How many ways they hated
These rat low-life? Hell is their eternal fate.
Now old and frail here I stand in the chamber looking at all the fingernail scratches on the walls.
Where? Which are the ones of my long lost little brother? He was about three foot tall.

My baby dear brother,
Why you and not me?
I failed you, Mama. I could not keep my promise to our dear Mother.
I will find your ashes, my baby brother and plant an eternal memory, a life-giving Tree.

And every day I will visit and water you.
With my guilt broken tears and Heaven’s Dew.
Your generations will live through my generations of me.
You will not be one of the Six Million of the nameless Jew.

Take my hand, my long lost brother.
And through me, we will revenge ourselves over the Hell damned Nazi Other.
Please forgive me, Mama, my beloved Mother.

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.