Friday, August 22, 2008

Seven Wonderful Species

All through the book of Deuteronomy, Moses is giving his final exhortations to the people as they prepare to enter the land.

If you keep God's laws
God will bring you to the Land,
and it's a Good Land.

There are seven things
that especially grow there
and make the Land great.

Wheat, barley and grapes,
Figs and pomegranates too.
olives and honey.

It's a Good Land.

Shabbat Shalom!

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Leora said...

I love it! So next year I will copy your idea and have a post for the parsha, in which I will draw/paint the sheva minim. Thanks for the inspiration. I have a year to plan my post.

Shabbat Shalom.

Mariposa said...

Very nice!!!

Patsy said...

I love the Old Testament. It holds so much to learn from and live by. Praise God.

Erin said...

Nice post for the season of harvest!

Jenn in Holland said...

Well done!

Ilanadavita said...

Nice poem, pity I found it AFTER Shabbat.