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...hand in hand...

By Itzhak Bareket © 2007


daddy, abraham-moshe, ben israel naftaly, and me,
his first born beloved son, hand in hand
together we went,
to reach the peak of mountain MORIAH

hand in hand together we went,
for sacrifice to the ALL MIGHTY,
on the peak of the mountain

the wood, is on my back and shoulders,
fire, in my daddy's eyes,
knife, and my speady beating heart,
in my daddy's hand

..."and...where is the lamb, ...for sacrifice...daddy?..."
..."ALL MIGHTY will see it soon, ... son"...

2


and now, as we know, from what is written in the BIBLE,
daddy, came down from the peak of mountain MORIAH

after many way's, nights and day's,
he is lying in the cemetery "Segulah"
of the town "Petach-Tikvah"
(bus number 88, industrial region, last stop)

heavy stone, is on his grave,
little candle gives some light
psalms, we say everywhere,
could be day, could be night

daddy, look:
ALTAR, WOOD, FIRE, RAM, KNIFE,
all of them are here...
S A C R I F I C E ...? more...?

daddy, please, remember daddy:
hand in hand, together we went
that's right!...but ...look...look here...
your first son, Itzhak is still alive
don't sacrifice any more...don't... enough!

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...hand in hand, together we went,
to reach peaks
of mountaines...

...hand in hand...


C A I N and ABEL
why cain, why?
why did you do it?
i know, I know, it was a so called certain reason.
written in the BIBLE, book genesis:
it was jealousy..
but who told you, that the ALL MIGHTY
received your brother's abel sacrifice,
with more pleasure than yours, who?

do you know, cain?
after your death,
i started to say kadish...
you know why?
i'm your son.

of course, my uncle, your brother, abel killed by you,
died before he was father...that's why.
now, listen :
CAN YOU DO SOMETHING TO STOP KILLING ?
will you?
it's about time.

~~~~~~~

from the November 2007 Edition of the Jewish Magazine

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