These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Day

Posted on May 23, 2012 by Yishai

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Originally posted on my blog:

Jerusalem Day

On the twenty-eighth of Iyar
A battle was fought,
With G-d’s help, we won,
Against annihilation.

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.