Who Were They?
Written In Memory Of,
Yoav Hattab, Yohan Cohen, Phillippe Braham, Francois-Michel Saada
The Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, wrote there are three ways to unify opposites 1. A strong force which forces the opposites to get along. 2. A common need that forces the opposites to work together. But the highest way, said the Rebbe, is to show 3. That the opposites are actually one and the same.Looking through the third point of the Rebbe, it brings to mind the question of who were they? And it forces upon us the reality, if we are to bring solidarity to this world, to try and answer that question from a Spiritual point of view. So who were they?
They were me and you
Be them Catholic, Christian, Muslim or Jew
When we see we are one another
The killing our brothers will be through
Who were they? My friend, they were me and youNow I Pray their deaths will not be in vain
I Pray we all see that we’re created in G-d’s N-ame
I Pray a Prayer of hope that the world learns from what some do
Who were they? They were me and youFrom back into the desert to the Mountains Flame
Bushes burn at midnight weeping with G-d’s N-ame
The Souls of those departed rise from falling tears we cry
Who were they? They were you and II don’t have an answer to ease their grieving pain
Except to listen to their message to not let innocence die in vain
Until we see that “opposites are one and the same” (The Rebbe)
We will continue asking and creating a world of painSo try and see each other beyond the hatred you may feel
Maybe someday we’ll reach a place where All (Kol) Souls heal
And we’ll see all brothers and sisters, in One, beyond the tears we cry
And we will say
I KNOW WHO THEY WERE!!! THEY ARE YOU AND I!!!!