Be Holy

by Dr. Harry Hamburger


Sanctify yourselves and be holy

and separate from the rest

do not be like the others

wait to be very best


The fourth hour of day

is when all men eat

but sixth is for scholars

during which studies they complete


Must restrain words from mouth

from what desire to say

do not speak of mundane

learn to practice silence today


Although in truth not holy

for evil in mind still

you can still subdue it

and cleave to Holy Will


When you open your eyes

and only G-d you see

then from the other side

you will finally be free



"Although we may not be holy today, NOW is as good a time as any to try!"

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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