Friday, May 30, 2008

And thus begins Numbers...

"In the wilderness"
that's how "bamidbar" translates
not really "Numbers"*

Our parsha opens
with a census of the folks
how many - each tribe.

Tribes were directed
in what order they should camp
and what part of town.

The rules for Levites
are delineated here
all the tasks for them.

*Numbers is the English name for the fourth book of the Torah, called Bamidbar in Hebrew. The word Numbers gives an excellent explanation of what is contained within the book...and so does Bamidbar. Taken together, the words give a very full picture of what is to come in the book!

Shabbat Shalom!
See more haikus here (even though it's a theme week, I stuck with my usual...)


Leora said...

I feel like
I should leave
a comment
in a poetic form
but I don't much 'bout poetry.
I did enjoy your haiku, very much!

Melissa said...

I remember being surprised by this book when I really studied it for the first time. Can't wait to read you 'kus on it. :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome how you can boil it down and fit it into haiku.

Mariposa said...

A very informative haiku!

the planet of janet said...

i DO love how you do this.

Anonymous said...

My popcorn's in hand. I'm ready for some Numbers!

Anonymous said...

Nice and instructive.