Parsha Poem for Naso



Through the Midbar stride the Kohathites,
And they bear the holiest things,
Gilded staves upon their shoulders,
Which are fed through golden rings.

Not with wagons, you families of Amrom,
Yitzhar, Hevron, and Uzziel,
Your conveyance is but brawn and bone,
Your strength not known to fail.

Moshe’s sons serve among the bearers,
These grandsons of Yisro and Amrom,
Humbler, in a way, than their father,
For their tale does not go on.

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 nine grandchildren.
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