Behar Poem: A Unique Take On Shmittah
There's an age old question- who are you?
Unfortunately many people don't have a clue
We think we're our clothes or our house or our car
But many of us don't really know who we are
And most people have a funny quirk
They define themselves by their work
While being a doctor or a lawyer may be what you do
It does not answer the question- who are you?
Being a farmer used to be the job everyone had
It wasn't their definition, didn't make them good or bad
It what never true that what a person was
could be summed up by what he or she does
Shmittah was a year when everyone took a rest
And this provided a profound test
People had to define who they were inside
We have our own potential, from this we can't hide
Every seven years they took a break
It was time to be real, not fake
May we be inspired by Shmittah to know who we are
And in our unique service of G-d to travel far.