Av 5771 – What Are We Mourning For?

When Aharon Hacohen’s two sons died, it says וידום אהרון, Aharon was silent, because silence is sometimes the wisest thing to do, and yet, when saying something is required or requested, words might explain silence.


What good could there be? does it make sense?
we are all so afraid, confused and tense,
but he was so innocent, little and pure,
and Hashem, where was He, He knew, for sure.

And everything else, sits well in your mind?
are you in charge, are you the mastermind?
don’t we all agree, that we are puny and small,
accepting without question, from the Kindest of all?

But please show me now, just a glimpse of You
so that I may continue to pray and love you too,
and always believe with a loving heart,
that everything you do is planned from the start.

No, we don’t understand, not much at all,
where comprehension ends, Emunah stands tall,
It is Emunah that says – Hashem has a plan,
and we, His children, do not understand.

But let us see, what happened to us,
when the alert was sent out, wow, what a fuss,
who cares, did we say? He is not mine or yours
he’ll be found it’s ok, let’s continue with chores.

That’s not what happened, as we all know,
we all said tehillim, the day didn’t flow.
A little boy is missing, he couldn’t be found,
so we all stopped playing, stopped messing around.

We became one family, our hearts are now one,
look, little Leiby, look what you’ve done,
So many people now feel so near
so many people shed many a tear.

Kabolos, to be better, dear little one,
are your z’chus to present to the Holy One
how Am Yisrael is special, like no other,
oh how much we care, and cry, for each other.

We must improve, we must be better,
it’s a message from above, a G-d sent letter –
Leiby was pure, a sacrifice for the tzibbur,
so we should try and improve our dibbur.

Talk nice about others, show that you care,
why wait for tzorus, we have enough to spare.
Be happy for others, send קנאה away,
Learn shmiras halashon, two halachos a day.

Be מכבד your friends, place them before you,
See Leiby, see, what you make us do,
שלום לך לייבי, pray for us too,
because we’re trying and trying to be as holy as you.