Sunday, July 16, 2006

our words are our swords

there are some that are sitting on couches and there are some that are sitting on chairs
there are some that are dressed in robes and there are some that are dressed in suits
there are some that are under bat mitzvah and there are some that are grandmothers
there are some that are not yet religious and there are some that are chabad
there are some that are quiet and introverted and there are some that are friendly and loud
there are some that are obviously wealthy and there are some that are quite poor
there are some that are from a sefardi lineage and there are some that are ashkenazi
there are some that are coming from next door and there are some that are from a mile away
there are some that are fluent in hebrew and there are some that are struggling
there are some that grew up in israel and there are some that are never visited

All gathered together to say tehillim.

Why?

Because our brothers in eretz yisrael are being attacked right now.

And those rockets do not discriminate; they are aimed at all types of Jews-

those that are sitting on couches and those that are sitting on chairs
those that are dressed in robes and those that are dressed in suits
those that are under bat mitzvah and those that are grandmothers
those that are not yet religious and those that are chabad
those that are quiet and introverted and those that are friendly and loud
those that are obviously wealthy and those that are quite poor
those that are from a sefardi lineage and those that are ashkenazi
those that are coming from next door and those that are from a mile away
those that are fluent in hebrew and those that are struggling
those that grew up in israel and those that are there for the first time

so we shan't discriminate either

12 comments:

Yossi's blog said...

yo! Thanks for commenting on my blog, yo, i like your's! Will link to it in mine, please link mine in your's.

s.J. said...

very interesting, and of course my heart's with israel, but if they're going to bring it on themselves, why again are we praying?

the sabra said...

s.j.:
for that precise reason

yossi's blog:
hey thanks. glad you like this balagon. um i dont have no blogroll but i am flattered all the same.

kasamba said...

yup, we're all in this together!

remchalamo said...

I wish I could just say "ani marima yadayim" but i know that when i go to israel in a few weeks i'll want all your prayers so i better start doing some myself! Thanks for the inspiration!

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Very nice words and nice it forms an achdus with e/o trying to combine our tefillos.

Eshet Chayil said...

Beautiful...what a truly beautiful way of looking at everything. Yidden are yidden no matter where they are or what they're doing. I loved this post.

the sabra said...

kasamba:
yes, and it would be good if that was realized by us yidden all over. its OUR problem.

remchalamo:
my selfish friend! u just want us to daven for you! ;)

socialworker/frustrated mom:
yea, as i was lookin around the room i was in awe of the complexity and diversity yet the simplicity of it all. now if only hashem would start payin more attention to that aspect of His kids...

eshet chayil:
thanks. like i said to social worker, i was quite overwhelmed at the moment. i was waitin for the shofar. i mean isnt this what ahavat chinam is all about??

Lvnsm27 said...

Sabra, great image of everyone together. That's how it should be.

the sabra said...

lvnsm27:
yup, im with you.

remchalamo said...

not at all, myself vraught me to realize the others!

the sabra said...

ha, i still can't believe that no one attacked me for the 'not yet religious' and 'chabad' line.