GET UP!

A poem by Dr. Harry Hamburger

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An angel saw a man

lying down upon the floor

his clothes torn and dirty

his condition was very poor

 

"You must get up now

before are dead and cold

forget past and the future

the day is growing old"

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"There is Torah to read

and many mitzvot to do

every moment you are alive

is something holy and new"

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"Leave your worries behind you

and finally take a stand

when take the first step

I will lend a Hand"

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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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