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 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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