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Parsha Poem for Balak

בס״ד

Balak

Avraham was instructed “Lech Lecha”,
Was this really a command?
Moshe was advised “Shelach Lecha”,
Was the decision in his hands?

Bilaam was instructed “Kum Lech”,
And he responded with “get up and go”,
Was this an order or an option?
Now, how is one to know?

They say HaShem will aid you,
In the way you want to travel,
But reconsider your direction,
Should your best laid plans unravel.

About the Author
Born and raised in the New York City area, Nisan moved in 1967 to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. He graduated from Colgate University, and received an MA from William and Mary. Nisan resided in Charlottesville, VA, Newtonville, MA, and Baltimore, MD before making aliyah in 2013. He has been married for thirty-nine years, with three adult children and ten grandchildren. He lives in Efrat.
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