From Kadesh, Moses sent messengers to the king of Edom: "Thus says your brother Israel: You know all the hardships that have befallen us; that our ancestors went down to Egypt, that we dwelt in Egypt a long time, and that the Egyptians dealt harshly with us and our ancestors. We cried to the Lord and...

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We did not plant you, true. But when the season is done, When the alternate prayersFor the sun and for rain are counted, When the pain of weedingAnd the pride of watching are through, We will hold you high. A shining leafAbove the thousand seeds grown wildNot...

Debra Nussbaum Cohen
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