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Shavuot Song: Ahavat Yisrael

Posted by rutimizrachi on 27/05/2009

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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