I just thought I’d share this since I have a little time to blog right now. I dedicated this to the blessed memory of Rehavaam Ze’evi Gandi (H”YD–may G-d avenge his blood):

The Leader

We did not know you well
And yet, you were a hero to us
We called you names
And yet, we had your trust

But there are those of us who shall never forget
Your strength of will, your dedication
You faced the world alone
Your voice rings true today: “We are the Palmach”
You were a light unto the nations

A man of the Book, of holy inclination
A man of his word
A soldier of our salvation

Bullets could not pierce you
Mortals could not pain you
Yet, you are no longer
“Rechavam” we chant your name
Your life to the Zionist cause you gave
That cause will only grow stronger

Who better than you knew this land?
Its hilltops and its valleys
Who wanted freedom more?
True peace and harmony
A home for the stranger, the hungry, and the old

The day has passed
Dark is the sky over the Temple Mount
And once again we hear your song
We hear the Morning Prayer and make no sound

In memory of the fallen hero of Israel, Rechavam Zeevi “Gandi”-may his name be a blessing unto all Israel