Parsha Poem for Chukas



Red cows without blemish,
Then Miriam dies,
At Tzin, in the Land of Kadesh.
Then the waters dry up,
And the people now turn,
On her brother – their leader – Reb Maysh.

Moshe strikes the rock twice,
Without having a chat,
To convince that reluctant fountain.
And in wording redundant,
Aaron goes to his grave,
Ascending the heights of Mount Mountain.

The Book of the Wars of HaShem,
Is brought down,
As if we are apt to know it.
And Israel takes all of the Amorite towns,
That were Sichon’s…
Per the words of some poet!

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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