Friday, July 18, 2008

Daughters Unite!

in this week's Torah portion...

A man without sons
like our man Zelophechad
has a big problem.

Without any sons
who will inherit the land?
Daughters want to know!

Mahlah and Noa,
Hoglah, Milcha, and Tirtza
came before Moses.

"Our dad had no sons,
but we want to inherit!"
So Mo considered.

Moses took their case
and brought their pleas before God.
God made a judgment:

A man without sons
can pass on land to his girls -
the family plot!

A great victory
for feminists everywhere.
Equal rights - begin!

Read more about this week's Torah portion here.

See more Haiku Friday here.

Shabbat Shalom!

P.S. Today is Yom (yom = day) so make sure to check out the Reform Blog today.


Leora said...

I was thinking of writing about Bnot Zelophechad did a great job, once again. Equal rights, not quite, but it's a start.

Anonymous said...

This is the Torah portion from which our daughter, Noa, is named. Fun haikus - she loved hearing the retelling in this way.
- Waving shabbat shalom from Gayle in FL