|Israel, could you forget the many years when time seemed at a stop,
When yellow stars in chambers went, where fires licked them up?
Could you forget the woeful cries within the deepest nights,
Cold prison gates, bones tossed in graves, heart wretching smells in sight?
Could you forget the bloodied path of human atrocites,
Where hope though faint, held a flickering flame, where men's hearts yearned to be free?
Could you forget the martyrs, whose silent voices cry?
Could you forget, could you forget, the ones whom for your freedom had died?
Could you forget your journey to Israel's welcoming shore,
As nation after nation unto you had closed their doors?
Could you forget the settlers -- Israel's blood, sweat, and tears,
Who've built, prayed, and died there throughout the many years?
Could you forget the joys you'd shared, as you watched each blossoming rose
Blooming in dry desert land, where cool nightly breezes blow?
Could you forget G-D's promise to you and to your seed?
Could you forget, could you forget HE holds the Master Deed?
Could you forget your patriarchs buried throughout your land;
Planted as a constant reminder G-D's promises forever will stand?
Could you forget the mothers of Israel, who in prayer for you have fought
For love of their precious children, as the enemies of Israel still plot?
Could you forget, O' Israel, the very blood within your veins?
Your Jewishness, JERUSALEM, G-D's dew, the summer rain?
Could you forget G-D's promise that you would be restored?
Could you forget, could you forget? HE awaits you by JERUSALEM'S door!
[Published June 6, 1999 - The Jerusalem Post Daily Internet Edition]
|ISRAEL, COULD YOU FORGET?
|"Then He [G-D] said unto me [Ezekiel], 'Son of man, these bones are the whole House of Israel: Behold, they say, "Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: We are cut off from our parts." Therefore prophecy and say unto them, thus saith the L-RD G-D; "Behold O' My people I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am the L-RD, when I have opened your graves, O' My people, and brought you up out of your graves, and shall put My Spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: Then shall ye know that I the L-RD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the L-RD."'" - Ezekiel 37:11-14.|