Archive for November, 2009

Vayeitzei
November 25, 2009

Seven years of work
Jacob thinks he’ll wed Rachel
That was Laban’s vow

But Laban tricked him
Gave Jacob the older girl
Leah, not Rachel

Then, seven more years
Before Jake would have Rachel
It didn’t seem fair

Jealousy ensues
About Jacob, his twelve sons
And even mandrakes


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Toldot
November 17, 2009

Isaac falls victim
To Jacob and Rebecca’s
Blessing stealing trick

But was Isaac fooled?
He said “the voice is Jacob’s”
Did he really know?

Chayei Sarah
November 12, 2009

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Abe sends his servant
To find a wife for Isaac
Rebecca’s the one

The picture above is from an animated version of this week’s parsha at G-dcast

Vayeira
November 5, 2009

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Even Bob Dylan
Wrote an Akedah midrash
But not in haiku

Oh God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son”
Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on”
God say, “No.” Abe say, “What?”
God say, “You can do what you want Abe, but
The next time you see me comin’ you better run”
Well Abe says, “Where do you want this killin’ done?”
God says, “Out on Highway 61.”

[from Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan]

Did Abe question G-d
As Dylan suggests he did?
What would you have done?

UPDATE:
Check out this short analysis of Dylan’s midrash:
Classic Rock Meets Midrash