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We all have weaknesses – even you do.
Widows and orphans, the deaf and the blind;
Don’t take advantage, even just in your mind.
If you are a judge, don’t take people’s money,
Don’t trip a blind man, though it might seem funny;
Remember to let the poor have the last laugh.
We all are kedoshim, we’re just like Hashem
The One from whom all goodness must stem;
In public and private, his laws we uphold,
We grow through them, do them, the way we are told.
And listen to all the wisdom they’ve learned.
For even so deeply inside of your heart –
Hashem’s holy people remain set apart.
Honour your parents that you live long days;
Respect them in so many different ways.
But there are greater mitzvos, too –
Like Shabbos: the heart of being a Jew.
Don’t take revenge or hold a grudge;
But carefully weigh when you’re selling your fudge
Be honest in all the things that you touch,
For Hashem knows our secrets and loves us so much.
This parsha’s chock-full of Hashem’s own instructions,
And some we can learn through our own deductions.
From what we can wear to the food we can swallow –