With Aaron in charge of the fold The people could not be controlled When they cried out for Moses He took rings from their noses And made them a calf of pure Gold
The High Priest has fabulous clothes Resplendent from head to his toes With his Urim and Tummim And colors a bloomin’ People see him wherever he goes
This week, we learn about the elaborate details surrounding the erection of the Mishkah – the tabernacle in the Wilderness. For a group of wandering former slaves, this was quite an edifice! Moses gave an elaborate list For the Mishkan that did consist Of lapis lazuli Gold Silver and Jewelry So God could live in our […]
“An eye for an eye – a tooth for a tooth” — the Lex Talionus. No commandment in the Torah is more misunderstood. As Ghandi is reputed to have said:”If every body followed this commandment, the whole world would be blind and toothless” (My paraphrase – no sources checked…) Jewish tradition has always understood this […]
At Sinai the shofar was sounded While thunder and lightning abounded We stood side by side While Moses inscribed 10 laws on which our faith is founded.
The Israelites crossing the sea Comprehend that at last they are free When the waters they part They sing from their heart: “O God who is like unto Thee?”
The last of the plagues is the worst The death of the children born first Pharaoh’s heart it is broken God’s decree has been spoken 4 centuries of slavery’s reversed.