My Heart Is Crying!

by Chossid November. 17, 2012 6970 views

Unforgotten Soldier

November 15, 2012

This poem is being published as a tribute to all of the Israeli soldiers that are fighting for Israel. As Israel takes a stand and retaliates against Hamas and the terror that they unleash on a daily basis to the citizens of Israel, we pray for our Jewish Chayalim/soldiers to be protected and for the safety of the Holy Land during these trying times. If you live anywhere in or near the danger zone, we are sending thoughts and prayers your way. Three causalities are three too many. Hashem Yikom Damam. To all those who are reading this, if a chapter of Psalms can be said or simply a good deed done, that would mean a whole lot. Please share and be safe.

Written by: Lieba Bard-Wigdor

From the city of Tel Aviv
He walks to the door
Gradually turns around
And kneels on the floor

Aba, please don’t leave me
We need you right here
The child sounds so desperate
His voice is filled with fear

Our Jewish brothers need me
My son, please understand
This is what I must do
To protect our holy land

Wherever Elokim* takes me
My son, I want you to know
You will be with me always
But now I really must go

He watches his father leave
As a tear rolls down his cheek
He waves the soldier goodbye
For he can no longer speak

Many years pass on by
Since that very last day
His father’s final departure
And forever taken away

He looks into the mirror
He sees his father’s face
It brings back memories
Of a familiar time and place

From the city of Tel Aviv
He walks to the door
Gradually turns around
And kneels on the floor

Aba, please don’t leave me
Your father did the same
I do not want to lose you
To be another forgotten name

My son, Saba** is remembered
Although we may be apart
He’s been watching over me
As he is always in my heart

Now I will watch over you
As my father did the same
I love you, B’ni Hayakar***
I won’t be a forgotten name

Stay strong, my dear son
I will be okay, don’t cry
For this land is ours forever
B’ni, Am Yisrael Chai****

* G-d
** Grandpa
*** My dear son
**** My son, the Nation of Israel lives

EXACTLY four years ago to the day, on the Jewish calendar, I posted a memorial for my sister and brother emissaries who were brutally murdered by Hamas terrorists. [] Today again… another sister emissary, 25 year old, pregnant, Mira Scharf and two men, Ahron Smadga and Yitzchak Amselam, were murdered by Hamas terrorists!

Thursday morning a Grad rocket launched by a terrorist group in Gaza slammed into the apartment building in Kiryat Malachi where they were staying. Tragically, one of those killed was a 25-year-old pregnant mother of three planning to attend a memorial service for friends killed in a notorious terrorist attack in Mumbai, India in 2008.

According to the international Jewish organization Chabad Lubavitch, the two men and woman were identified as Ahron Smadga, Yitzchak Amselam, and the pregnant woman, Mira (nee Cohen) Scharf.

In fact, like the two Chabad emissaries killed in Mumbai in 2008, Scharf was involved in Jewish community outreach in India. Scharf returned to Israel to give birth because of the high level of medical care in Israel.

Chillingly, the memorial service for the Mumbai victims, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, was planned for Thursday. According to the Hebrew calendar, they were murdered on the first day of the Jewish month of Kislev, which is today, the same day Mira Scharf was killed.

She was the mother of three young children:

A second victim named Ahron Smadga said to be in his late forties was the father of the 8 month old baby girl who was injured.

“He was married for 20 years and couldn’t have children then he had twin boys nine years ago, and 8 months ago his daughter was born and he was walking around with a smile on his face that he had a daughter after all this years,” “He was one of the first Chabad soldiers to join the Israeli Army,” he said. The third victim was 22 year old Yitzchak Amselam. The funeral is planned for later today. “The entire community is devastated from the tragedy.”

“The shelters in Kiryat Malachi were not readied for the onslaught, and the residents of the building that was hit were running to relative safety under the stairwell of the building, when a missile hit, taking precious lives and injuring the others.”

Kiryat Malachi means “City of Angels” in English. It is a relatively low-income city of 21,000 about 11 miles from Ashkelon in southern Israel.

Here is video taken by an Arutz 7 correspondent showing the extensive damage inside the building in which the three were killed: []

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM (PSALMS) FOR THE HUSBAND AND CHILDREN OF MIRA (may she rest in peace): Shmuel the son of Chaya Sarah, Yosef Yitzchak the son of Mira Rut, Chana the daughter of Mira Rut, and Geulah the daughter of Mira Rut, who were seriously injured in the attack.

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Monika 8 years, 8 months ago

Terrible times, really sorry for you and your people.

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 8 years, 8 months ago

A Psalm of David
The Psalms 23
The Holy Bible

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (or through the darkest valley),
I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

-- Life Application Bible - NIV

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 8 years, 8 months ago

[url=]The Lord is my shepherd Psalm 23[/url]

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mike 8 years, 8 months ago

I stand in solidarity with Israel during these trying times.

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Christa 8 years, 8 months ago

Every day, every hour we follow again in the news about this terrible and eternal war. It is simply not understandable, how in the 21st century remains a middle age mentality. I feel so sorry for each innocent victim in this useless conflict.
Anybody's heart is crying in face of such a infinite dullness!

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Felecia Eby 8 years, 8 months ago

Leah, this is absolutely horrific. I am so, so sorry. I pray for and end to all this senseless killing.

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 8 years, 8 months ago

Such a sad time - it's so shocking to see everything that's happening.

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Rob Gant 8 years, 8 months ago

Super set It is very intriguing to read but very sad

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Veronica Wolska 8 years, 8 months ago

i hate whats going on in the middle east.

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 8 months ago

So very, very sad - and always the children who suffer the most...
Will send hopes and prayers for these tragedies to end...

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ricardo 8 years, 8 months ago

I just can't get it... damn! I'm so sorry Leah... really :((((

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 8 years, 8 months ago

So much tragedy and human suffering, blind hate and politics...sorry for all lives lost...

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Moira 8 years, 8 months ago

Sorry, such a sad waste of young lives . Praying for peace.

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lisa Charbonneau 8 years, 8 months ago

So sad, I am sorry for your lost,

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dannii L 8 years, 8 months ago

This is so sad, and I'm sorry for your loss. I wish you, your family and the families of those killed long life xxx

I feel very lucky my friends in Tel Aviv right now have not been hurt and wish this was the case for everyone.

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 8 years, 8 months ago

They are in my heart, mind and prayers, Leah.... Peace and safety to all victims of continued racism and hate and to those who fight to erradicate it...

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 8 years, 8 months ago

So sad !!

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 8 years, 8 months ago

When does this terrible war ends? Men and his ambitions and fundamentalisms ruin everything.

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 8 years, 8 months ago

Terrible, terrible times - mothers and children are still killed this moment in terrorists attacks - will the mankind ever learn ?!
I am sorry and sad and furious...hug to you, Leah. My thoughts are with you and your people - I wish so much this would be resolved soon but I am afraid this is just the beginning and people will die again....

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ray King 8 years, 8 months ago

Such a shame. I'm very sorry. Touching poem. I am glad that Shaparak made that statement. I had given little thought to that critical labeling before.

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Finbarr 8 years, 8 months ago

My heart go out to you and your family !

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Chossid 8 years, 8 months ago

I've corrected it to the most accurate -- Hamas terrorists.

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 8 years, 8 months ago

I'm sorry a lot!
Please remove this term: Muslim Terrorist and write Arab Terrorist or Al-Qaeda member for example. A God believer whether Muslim or Jewish is not a terrorist or ruthless!
Terrorists are similar to wolfs that have wear lambs garb

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Maz 8 years, 8 months ago

Moving post thoughts and prayers and with you, your family and your people....

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dean Singleton 8 years, 8 months ago

My heart goes out to you and all you love. We are all brothers and sisters and the loss of just one brings pain. Bless you.

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Chossid 8 years, 8 months ago

I also ask people to please take on a good deed to do in memory of Mira Rut the daughter of Chaya Leah (may she rest in peace,) and for the safety of the soldiers and civilians. Israelis live under CONSTANT bombardment by terrorist rockets, SPECIFICALLY AIMED AT CIVILIANS. Over a million people have [url=]15 seconds to run to the nearest shelter and to save their families! [/url]

Your good deed will add to their safety!

8 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jothindra Paranji 8 years, 8 months ago

Very moving post!

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