Why Do You Slumber?

black and white photo of people at a protest, one black/brown woman shown from behind with fist in the air, another black man in mask standing near her and another white person walking by on her other side
?מה לך נרדם? / מה לך נרדמה
Mah lekha nirdam? / Mah lakh nirdama?
Why do you slumber? (Jonah 1:6)
Child of humanity?
When your brothers die?
While your sisters cry?
While anger shakes us?
When terror breaks us?
!קום קרא אל־אלהיך
Koom kra el elohekha!
Get up, cry out to your god (Jonah 1:6),
Cry out for justice and for peace.
 
?מה לך נרדם? / מה לך נרדמה
Mah lekha nirdam? / Mah lakh nirdama?
Why do you slumber? (Jonah 1:6)
Child of God?
Your heart is noble,
The need is global.
This is the hour,
To act with power.
!קום קרא אל־אלהיך
Koom kra el elohekha!
Get up, cry out to your god (Jonah 1:6),
Cry out for justice and for peace.
 
?מה לך נרדם? / מה לך נרדמה
Mah lekha nirdam? / Mah lakh nirdama?
Why do you slumber? (Jonah 1:6)
Child of love?
The call is urgent,
The cry resurgent,
To embrace each other,
And bless one another.
To rise from slumber.
To live in wonder.
!קום קרא אל־אלהיך
Koom kra el elohekha!
Get up, cry out to your god (Jonah 1:6),
Cry out for justice and for peace.

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