Jews in Space


Jews flew early into Space
Star Trek’s Spock and Kirk were Jews
The Dune Messiah is Jewish, even
Wandering wizard Harry Potter
Is this our time to escape from Earth?

Four thousand years of boxing with God
And still our arms awfully short
We created Monotheism’s first great brand
Spun off two great world religions
Reaped the Crusades, the Inquisition
The Unnameable
Bodies vaporized to air
A trial run up to the Ether

Yet we now see that we are not alone
Men In Black proved we’re not the sole aliens
There’s a way off Earth, but what can we give?
ETs won’t care to plant trees in Israel
Yet we might convert them – to Jewish humor
Jewish comedians know, even Ukrainian presidents
Knowledge is finite, ignorance infinite
Every being in the Universe requires a good joke

Perhaps we’ll stop striving for gold stars in Hebrew class
Terrazzo and brass stars on Hollywood walks
Attaining far stars streaming in the firmament
Grandma said you need to aim high
The way this whole planet is going
All of us may soon need a ride

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