When you’re feeling blue – not sure what to do,

When your heart is racing, and you can’t stop pacing,

When you’re depressed all day – not sure what to say,

There’s just one place… that’ll put a smile on your face.


When you’re feeling stress – ’cause life’s a big mess,

When things don’t click – dude, you’re really sick,

When you can’t get to the phone – you are all alone,

Drop everything my friend… and go straight home.


It is obvious, you see – it’s clear to me –

That what’s true for you, is the same for every Jew.

’Cause you are not American, Canadian, Spanish, or Haitian,

You are part… of the Jewish NATION!


You’re a Jew, I say – that’s why you pray

To Hashem above – HE’S the one you love,

So don’t just stand there and act all frozen,

’Cause He picked YOU… man, you are CHOSEN!

It is time to leave – come home to Tel Aviv,

Jerusalem, Hashmonaim, Tz’fat or Sha’alvim,

Forty years in the sand – it took to come to this Land,

But today there’s no pain – just hop on a plane.

Times now are rough – so you gotta be tough,

You can stand strong – it won’t be long,

Hashem stopped the world – there’s a message for you,

Look outside my friend… it’s totally NEW!


Come home now – you all know how,

Just set a date – this is your fate,

NOW more than ever, we have to be together,

So, sister and brother – come home to father and mother.


There are no fears – we waited 2,000 years,

The world is on pause – maybe THIS is the cause?

Jew, you are a lion – you need to be in Zion,

So, stop reading this poem… and Yiddele, please come HOME!

Shmuel Sackett is a 100% product of Queens. He was born in Middle Village and moved to KGH shortly before his bar-mitzvah. He graduated from YCQ (1975) and YHSQ (1979). He was Havurat Yisrael’s first Youth Director (4 years) and started the first 2 NCSY chapters in Queens. Shmuel made aliyah in 1990 and co-founded Manhigut Yehudit, together with Moshe Feiglin. His website is www.JewishIsrael.org  Sackett is married with 6 children and 4 grandchildren. He lives in Herziliya Pituach.