You were entrusted with
The imperishable "Light of the Law",
The "Oracles of G-D", the Torah.
Though on wilderness journeys you've traveled,
Exiled by G-D unto the nations hurled,
With you, my kinsmen, went the "Light of Glory",
G-D's message sent by you unto a dying world.
This was the expectation of your people,
To go forth in G-D's glory and might.
You were entrusted to establish
G-D's blessed kingdom
By immersing the world with
G-D's Eternal Light.
|Published October 7, 1998
The Jerusalem Post Daily Internet Edition