Skip to main content

Beshalach and Walking Away from War

Among my favorite poems is “Eli Eli” by Hannah Senesh:
My God, my God
I pray these things never end
The sand and the sea
The rush of the waters,
The crash of the heavens,
The prayer of man.
Senesh was of course the young Zionist who parachuted behind German lines and made her way into her native Hungary in order to rescue fellow Jews. She was captured and we now know tortured mercilessly. On November 7, 1944 she was executed by a German firing squad.

Her writing and poetry remain. Her words are often added to our Shabbat prayers....

This post continues on The Times of Israel.