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February 01, 2018

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Thank you for this post Jenny. I'm looking forward to the next (and welcome welcome back!)

Interested to see how this develops.

One quick correction: "Let there be light" and there was light is indeed "yehi or vayehi or" as you have it in the subheading -- not "yehay lilah" as you have it in the body of the post.

Also, the shadow that falls between the word and being was very powerfully explored by Bialik in his "Revealment and Concealment in Language." Here is a translation: https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/cedars-of-lebanon-revealment-and-concealment-in-language/

Joe: Thank you for this link and this correction, and for commenting!

Bialik's analysis is so interesting and to-the-point.

"how shaky is their bridge of mere words, how deep and dark the void is that opens at their feet, and how much every step taken safely partakes of the miraculous."

It's so very good to BE back, Stacey. (If life changes can't make time for pleasures like this, how sad would that be!)

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