These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem


Posted on March 27, 2011 by David Bogomolny

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Pardes Alum Ben Barer has followed Avi Strausberg‘s lead, and written a poem for the ‘Haiku Torah Project’.
Check it out below:

After secluding Aharon and his sons for seven days, this week’s parsha begins with the first official atoning sacrifices.  Rashi, bolstered by the Re”em (sp?) note that it is not by accident that Aharon is commanded to bring a calf (9:2), as it is meant to atone both generally and specifically for the Calf which Aharon brought a few weeks ago to a disastrous result.

A calf for a Calf To initiate a priest And begin anew

By the way… rumor has it that Ben will be returning to Pardes next year as a Fellow. Perhaps we’ll see more of his writing on These&Those 🙂