Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Shavuot Song: Ahavat Yisrael

Yom revi'i, 4 Sivan 5769, Erev Erev Shavuot.



My name is Ruth.

Whither thou goest, I will go.

I have been seeking a place among this Holy People my whole life.

I have been included  -- warmly, lovingly, laughingly, approvingly -- lo these twenty years..

There is nothing so sweet as seeking a home for one's neshama, and finding it.

There is nothing so satisfying as hungering for a thing, and attaining it.

The love I am permitted to have for every Jew comes from wanting it so before acquiring it.

This is what I would share with you.

This is what it can be to be a ger among Hashem's Holy Nation.

Even born among this people, you can fall in love with it -- just by making yourself into a ger.

Where you lodge, I will lodge.  Your people are my people, and your G-d is my G-d.

Thank you, Hashem, for bringing me home to Your People, and to Your Land!

Glossary:
Shavuot:  the holiday of the giving of the Torah
Neshama:  soul
Ger:  convert
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