You Do Not Vote Yair Lapid…? A Poem about Change

Zev-I-Am: Will you vote for Yesh Atid?

Undecided Voter: I do not want Yair Lapid; I will not vote for Yesh Atid.

Zev-I-Am: Small businesses with benefits; Prime Ministers with term limits.

Undecided Voter: I back small business benefits; I stand for PM term limits. BUT I do not want Yair Lapid; I will not vote for Yesh Atid.

Zev-I-Am: In healthcare musts he will invest; civil marriage will be blessed.

Undecided Voter: More support our healthcare needs; marriage rights for LGBTs. BUT I do not want Yair Lapid; I will not vote for Yesh Atid.

Zev-I-Am: The mini-markets law he’ll cancel; investigate the submarine scandal.

Undecided Voter: Shabbat fines really need to go; about the submarines I want to know. BUT I do not want Yair Lapid; I will not vote for Yesh Atid.

Zev-I-Am: The nation-state law he will fix; coalition money stopped, no more tricks.

Undecided Voter: Tweaking this law would be appealing; and coalition money is just plain stealing. BUT I do not want Yair Lapid; I will not vote for Yesh Atid.

Zev-I-Am: With Democrats he’ll rebuild trust; he’ll make core curriculum a must.

Undecided Voter: Friendly Democrats would be great; schools sans math I do berate. BUT I do not want Yair Lapid; I will not vote for Yesh Atid.

Zev-I-Am: Knesset ministers capped at 18; energy policy will be green.

Undecided Voter: I can’t stand a pointless ministry; and climate change is a priority. BUT I do not want Yair Lapid; I will not vote for Yesh Atid.

Zev-I-Am: In Arab towns he will invest; from hate politics he will divest.

Undecided Voter: The Arab sector sure needs assistance; political sniping needs resistance. BUT I do not want Yair Lapid; I will not vote for Yesh Atid.

Zev-I-Am: As minister he made burdens equal; he cut deficit, we need a sequel.

Undecided Voter: Serve in the army Haredim should; and cutting deficit is good. BUT I do not want Yair Lapid; I will not vote for Yesh Atid.

Zev-I-Am: Women’s shelters, airport, chug sport too; just some more things that he will do.

Undecided Voter: I like these things I must concede; but I do not like Yair Lapid.

Zev-I-Am: You do not like him so you say; try him, try him and you may; try him and you may I say.

Undecided Voter: Prime Minister, I guess he’ll be; I will try him and we will see.

*****(2024)

Decided Voter: Say, I like Yair Lapid. I’m glad I voted Yesh Atid.

Now our economy is green; now our government is clean. Minorities now feel protected, safety nets have been erected. Israel is as strong as ever, this vote for change was very clever.

I like Lapid as my PM, thank you, thank you Zev-I-’m.

About the Author
Dr. Rabbi Zev Farber is the senior editor of TheTorah.com and a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute's Kogod Center.
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