Unity and Wisdom: Israel’s Journey to Harmony
In the land of ancient lore,
Seventy-five years and more,
Israel stands, a beacon bright,
Of faith and culture in the night.
A tapestry of values old,
Tikkun Olam, Tzedakah bold,
Chesed, justice, they unfold,
In stories of the prophets told.
In this land of diverse creed,
Jewish life, like scattered seed,
Religious, secular, entwined,
A balance intricate to find.
External threats and tensions deep,
Yet in their hearts, the teachings keep,
Hebrew prophets, wise and true,
Guide the way to paths anew.
“Execute ye justice,” said,
Jeremiah to the hearts he led,
Protect the weak, avoid the strife,
Embrace the Torah way of life.
Isaiah’s words of kindness share,
To clothe the naked, feed despair,
Undo the chains of wickedness,
In acts of love and selflessness.
Amos’ message, clear and bright,
“Seek good and not evil” in our fight,
Hate the darkness, love the good,
Establish justice where we stood.
In times of threat, the “rodef” law,
Protects the lives with sacred awe,
“If one comes to kill, defend,”
The Talmud teaches to the end.
The prophets’ wisdom guides the way,
For peace and unity, we pray,
In Israel’s anniversary glow,
Let righteousness and justice grow.
Through struggle and complexity,
Embrace the ancient prophecy,
For in the years that lie ahead,
A brighter, unified path we tread.