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October 22, 2010


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This is fascinating Rachel. I would love to post one of your Torah poems here.

I love this passage from Genesis (Vayera)and have long pondered it -- that, for example, there are three angels; that they are called men, not angels, yet we recognize their angelic status immediately; and that the act of washing their feet is as important in this context as the hospitality of a king to wandering Odysseus. "The quirky recasting of a Torah text" is an admirable genre. Thank you, Rachel.

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