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  • Avadim Hayinu - A Passover Poem (which mentions giraffes)

    By Rick Lupert

    2 weeks ago

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    You can have your Matzah
    your Moses, your mountain,
    your splitting sea.

    Your frogs, your fickle Pharaoh
    your bloody river, your basket
    made of reeds.

    You can have your chopped
    up apples, or dates if
    you’re Sephardi.

    But it all boils down to
    once we were slaves
    and...

  • Our Passover challenge

    March 4, 2013 | 5:28 pm

    I have long believed that Judaism is a system of vocational education – that is, of education for a vocation, a calling  (from the Latin vocare, to call).  I needn’t elaborate here on the substance and texture of that calling.  I note only that such questions as ayeka (“Where are...

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