A Neshoma from above,
It’s clear and pure and brighter,
Even than the sun.
Even if he’s far from Torah,
And his Guf is low,
Within him is a Neshoma,
Although it may not show.
With this thought in mind,
We must set our goal,
To love every Jew,
With all our heart and soul.
Through Ahavas Yisroel,
We come to love Hashem,
And honor His Torah,
As a priceless gem.
As soon as we arise,
Our Nefesh weeps and cries,
When will we return to Hashem, grant us your mercy,
And redeem us from Golus speedily.
Is the basis of our holy Torah.
He may be far from me
Across the widest sea
Still, I’ll always love him just the same.
For seventy, eighty years
A Neshama wears and tears
Just to do a favor for another.
Love him with all your heart
The heavens spread apart
And have your prayers answered speedily.
Far Over Distant Hills
(T.T.T.O. Erev Shel Shoshanim)
Far over distant hills
The air with anxiety fills
Yemei haslichos already have come
Tefilos are directed to marom.
A young Jewish boy of five
His parents no longer alive
A Christian he has been brought up to be
A siddur is his only memory.
In a dream his parents appear
They tell him Yom Kippur is near
Alas the message he did not heed
The dream they had to repeat.
Shuv el yisod ameich
Al derech hayashar teilech
For the Mitzvosof which he’d been deprived
The time for teshuvah has arrived.
To go to shul he does at last decide
He sees mispalilim standing side by side
Inspired by talleisim he stands by the door
Until his tears he can hold back no more.
Hashem here is my siddur in my hand
The words I do not understand
Accept these osiyos as tefillos to you
Open shaarei shamayim for every Jew.