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A new poem by Dr. Harry Hamburger


You want something for nothing

fish from Egypt for free

fresh cucumbers, melons, and leeks

only plagues will you see

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For everything has a price

which all have to pay

can be slave to pharoah

or leave exile, be free


Torah is not a burden

it weighs less than air

angels will help you carry

in desert if you dare



The mitzvot not for G-d

are nothing that He desires

were given for our benefit

connect souls to heavenly fire




Parsha Beha'alotcha

About the Author:

[object Object]Dr. Harry Hamburger is a neuro-ophthalmologist, who also has a Masters degree and certification as a Family and Medical mediator. He is called upon to do ethical consults at local hospitals in the greater Miami, Florida area where he lives.

Married to Claudia, the Hamburgers have two boys - Jordan 15, and Joshua 9.  Part of Jordan’s bar mitzvah celebration consisted of visiting Israel, where he read part of his Torah portion on top of Masada.  Joshua is a very spiritual young boy who lecturers his Dad daily on proper behavior.

After visiting Israel twice, Dr. Hamburger says, “I feel like it is my real home, and that I am living in exile in Miami.  I hope one day to have a home in Israel.” The doctor is a serious student of both Chabad and Breslov Chasidism, and supports both. Dr. Hamburger is also a long time benefactor of the Lev LaLev Fund.


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