Originally posted on my blog:
On the twenty-eighth of Iyar
A battle was fought,
With G-d’s help, we won,
Jerusalem, are we worthy of you?
When will we live up to your name?
Do we deserve these holy places?
We were not worthy of leaving Egypt,
What is different now?
Oh, city of some peace,
Oh, city of some completeness,
Still not unified.
Seeing you again was a blessing.
Jerusalem, this generation’s bitter waters.
Your path is never easy.