Tisha B'av

Imma Rachel Weep

by Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair - www.seasonsofthemoon.com
The Color of HeavenArtscroll
Bethlehem road, a few miles south of Jerusalem, has been know through the ages to be the place of the grave of 'Immah' Rachel (mother of the Jewish People).



Immah Rachel weeps
She stands on the Bethlehem Road
and cries
for her children
Refusing to be consoled
Long lines, destined for Babylon
- exile on the Bethlehem Road.
Refrain your voice from weeping and
your eyes from tears, for the children
shall return to their boundary said
Hashem.
Immah Rachel weep again
for us -
for how long may we
come to pour out our hearts to Our
Master
here
where you cried for your children,
on the Bethlehem road
cry for us.
Immah Rachel weep.


This article originally appeared in SEASONS OF THE MOON for Cheshvan 5756.

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