We Remember

We, who have defied the Nazi dream
We, who have regrown our families
We, who have built up our desolate country
We, who now have our own formidable army
We, who strive to be better and eradicate evil
We, who understand why we must remember
We, who cry out to the world to spread the message

The righteous listen, learn, and stand beside us
The haters deny, mock, slander and plot evil

As the years pass we try hard to remember and secure “never again”
But the haters are angry, deaf and feed the evil beast

Racism and violence surrounds
Anti Semitic and terrorist attacks continue to destroy

And still, we chant “we remember,” “never again”
Our mantra, our hope, our prayer

Sadly, we remember the hate of the Holocaust because we experience hate daily.
We remember the fear, the brutality, the death, the destruction of yesteryear today.
Today, when our synagogue was found desecrated
Today, when parents and children freshly mourn the loss of their loved ones
And yet we continue to say, “we remember”
But I pray for the day we forget….
not the memory of the innocent lives shed or the atrocities perpetrated by man,
but when we forget what it is to hate and to be hated because hate no longer exists.

Only when all of humanity can say for the sake of mankind “we remember”, will “never again” be possible.

About the Author
Aliza Lipkin is a firm lover and believer in her country, her people and her G-d. She moved from the land of the free (America) to the home of the brave (Israel) 10 years ago and now resides with her family in Maaleh Adumim.
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