Wednesday, February 18, 2009

tomorrow morning, early


“Will there be another holocaust?”
they asked the Rebbe of Lubavitch.
For an answer he was never lost.
“Of course there will be. Man is savage.”“When will this happen?” they inquired.
“Morgen in der frih,” he said,
Tomorrow morning, early, has transpired,
and millions are already dead.

It’s happened in Rwanda and Sudan,
as in silence we looked on.
It couldn’t happen here, we say. It can,
and millions more will soon be gone.

Long ago an interviewer asked the Luvavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, if he believed the Holocaust could ever happen in America. “Morgen in der frih,” was his reply, Yiddish words that mean: “Early tomorrow morning.”

© 2009 Gershon Hepner 2/17/09

1 comment:

  1. "We learn from history that we learn nothing from history."
    - George Bernard Shaw.
    "It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept."
    - Bill Watterson
    The Rabbi is a very wise fellow.