Sunday, August 16, 2015

A heavenly maiden with an orb of gold Sits by the Mediterranean Sea - YJ Draiman

A heavenly maiden with an orb of gold
Sits by the Mediterranean Sea
She gazes at the sailors and ships
That pass by for eternity
Who are you? fair maiden, they ask
What is your pedigree
I am a Jew, she answers, and that's my destiny
I am called Israel born of steel and fire
I have gathered my children from many lands afar
From East and West and South and North
They came in multitude
And they have made me what I am
In everlasting gratitude
I am their mother and they are my children
That's how we both feel
Israel (my name) is a reality
That adversity could not kill.

1 comment:

  1. How many holidays do the Arabs-Muslims celebrate due to historical events in the land of ancient Israel and Jerusalem.
    The Jewish people celebrate most of their holidays and fast days in memory of Jerusalem and Israel since 70 AD (that is over 2,000 years).
    Pleading the Jewish goal and aspiration to return to Israel and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem - where it was before it was destroyed and desecrated by the enemies of the Jews. Many of the Jewish prayers for thousands of years recite the love of Israel and the Jewish aspirations to return to their ancestral land and bring back its glory and holiness.
    At Jewish weddings they break a glass in memory of Jerusalem and the aspiration to return and build the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
    Every day at the end of the meal the Jews recite a blessing and thank G-d for providing sustenance and beseech G-d to return and rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.
    Most Jewish prayers mention our pleading to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the Temple.