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Saturday, December 5, 2020

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Rick Lupert

286 ARTICLES

Let Me Count the Angels – A poem for Torah Portion Vayishlach

I saw an angel face to face, and my soul was saved. Let me count the angels in my life The ones with skin, the ones...

Poem: Vayishlach

This poem originally published December 11, 2019 Somewhere along the Jabbok River which has a different name if you come from the other side of the family Jacob...

Love Like Jacob – a poem for Torah portion Vateze

So Jacob worked for Rachel seven years, but they appeared to him like a few days because of his love for her.          ...

Poem: Vayetzei

I It’s getting so all my poems about the Torah read like a JDate ad campaign run by old Uncle Laban Jacob, two wives and their handmaidens...

The Rule of Threes – A poem for Parsha Toldot

And the man became great, and he grew constantly greater until he had grown very great. Of all the numbers in the ancient text three is one of...

Poem: Toldot

Jacob and Esau fighting in the womb like kittens one escapes, the other hanging on by a foot. Our first family ladies and gentleman. One grows hair while their father grows blind. One...

The Water in Your Well – A poem for Parsha Chayei Sarah

and she will say, 'Drink, and I will also water your camels I didn’t have much growing up but I have everything now and I’m glad to...

Poem: Chayei Sarah

I What is it with this this mortal impermanence? You live and do things and the end is inevitable. Like a story called life which begins with...

The Electoral Collage – a poem for Torah Portion Vayera

Arise, go forth from this place, for the Lord is destroying the city It is election night and I don’t want to go to sleep without knowing...

Poem: Vayera

I A child is born. They name him laughter. Another child is sent away as if blood doesn’t exist. The original seeds of a divided Jerusalem are sown right here. Hardly anyone...

Neighbors – a poem for Torah portion Lech Lecha

Please let there be no quarrel between me and between you… Please part from me; if left, I will go right, and if ...

Poem: Lech Lecha

Consider the very first Jew – Abraham. Not even his name when the whole thing started. Had a reputation. The kind of kid   who would destroy the...

Poem: Noach

It’s not a good sign when already in chapter two everything gets destroyed. It’s the same way with my son and the instructions-less Lego sets. He builds and builds and...

Glaciers, Cats and Covid (Oh, My) – a poem for Torah Portion Noach

Everything that had the breath of the spirit of life in its nostrils, of all that were on the dry land, died. I like a Torah...

Poem: Bereshit

In the beginning God made everything.  According to scientists, the beginning took billions of years.    I’ve taken to counting my ribs.  I want there to be one less...

I’ve Loved Her Since Before the Garden – A poem for Torah Portion B’reishit

a man shall leave his father and his mother, and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. When I got married, we had an...

Kick ‘em in the where? – A poem for Torah Portion Vezot Habracha

May the Lord …strike the loins of those who rise up against him and his enemies, so that they will not recover. Once in the Chicago...

Sing it to us Mo! — A Poem for Torah portion Ha’azinu

Remember the days of old; reflect upon 
the years of generations I’m as nostalgic as they come. I remember walking around my high school during the first...

Ha’azinu

I’ve always said go out with a song. Let it be the last taste in their mouth the culmination of the experience. This one’s a little bit...

Poem: The Five Things You Must Know About Rosh Hashanah

We owe apples everything, dip one in honey so you can feel that gratitude on your tongue.

They’re Circumcising Hearts Now: A Poem for Torah Portion Nitzavim-Vayelech

And the Lord, your God, will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring My first thought, and you’ll forgive me everyone who cringes when even...

Nitzavim

This is for you. You standing at the mountain and you who only read about the mountain in a book. This is for you, all of you. Your leaders,...

People Have to Eat Every Day — A Poem for Torah Portion Ki Tavo

in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give to the Levite, the stranger, the orphan, and the widow, so that...

Poem: Ki Teitzei

If you are at war and find your captives are beautiful the laws of our people, seventy four of which are listed this week, tell you this could lead...

That’s Not Your Ass: A Poem for Torah Portion Ki Teitzei

You shall not see your brother's ox or sheep straying, and ignore them. you shall return them to your brother. I’ve been dreaming of oxen...

Shoftim: A Septuplet of Haiku

I Worship an idol be put to death. These are the laws of our people. II A king shall write two Torah scrolls in his life. No mention of a queen. III Priests...

Obligations for a New King: A Poem for Torah Portion Shoftim

I will set a king over myself, like all the nations around me Pick a king from amongst your brothers. How you define brother is up...

Poem: Re’eh

Welcome back to the longest orientation meeting in the history of orientation meetings. I hope someone is writing all this down, because he is still talking. He...

No Animals Were Harmed in the Writing of This Poem – a poem for Torah portion Re’eh

you may eat meat, according to every desire of your soul. Hello! Vegetarian poet speaking. I’m here to tell you my soul is conflicted about its many...

Words are All We’ve Got: A Poem for Torah Portion Eikev

Beware that you do not forget the Lord, your God… …who fed you manna in the desert I think this is what Joni Mitchell had in...

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