Friday, July 25, 2008

One step back, one step forward

in this week's Torah portion...

Last week things looked up.
Daughters got a few land rights.
Joy was premature.

Mo explains vow rules.
Men must hold the vows they make.
Not the same for girls.

The vows of women
can be rendered null and void
if the men say so.

the girl's father or husband
can nullify her.

(There's much more to this week's Torah portion. Much of it is rather troublesome. That is part of the importance of reading ALL of the Torah -- even the parts that we don't agree with, that we don't like. But it's hard to write haiku about it!)

Shabbat Shalom, y'all!

Read other Torah thoughts here.

See more Haiku Friday here.


Jena Strong said...

Phyllis -

I am loving your way of teaching here. Reading the Torah portion - at least part of it - by way of Haiku is like gleaning a nugget. A great way for me to dip a pinky toe in. Thanks!

Shabbat Shalom,


Jena Strong said...

P.S. "Gleaning a nugget" - now that makes NO sense!!

Leora said...

It always amazes me how you can put together these poems. All right, you got me interested...on Shabbat I will read the parsha and look for the troublesome points.