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A pantoum for parashat Noach

We've entered parashat Noach. This week's parsha contains the story of the great Flood! There's a lot of good stuff in this week's Torah reading.

Three years ago I posted a Torah poem for this portion which I still quite like. (And it's not the one which wound up in 70 faces, either. I like them both.) Here's how it begins:


Noah walked with God.
He was a righteous man.
He was blameless in his age.
Noah begot three sons.

He was a righteous man
though his era was lawless.
Noah begot three sons
and the earth became corrupt.

Though his era was lawless
he found love in Na'amah.
The earth became corrupt
but she sang so sweetly...


Read the whole thing: Blameless.