דְּבָרִים / Devarim / Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19: Read it; hear it; colour it.
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Special thanks to my amazing sister Sara for taking the kids away so I could a) put in laundry, and b) write this poem!
To send away a mother bird
Oh what a mitzvah! How absurd!
If you could only answer me;
What does it matter if a tree,
Has a mother bird within –
Just tell me so my head won’t spin!
Hashem, who’s very great and large,
A universe with him in charge,
Why should he care very much,
Which birds we see, which birds we touch?
And yet he cares, that’s plain to see,
The Torah says to you and me,
To send her off without a pause,
And great reward our deeds will cause.
Long life comes to those who care,
So do the mitzvos, never spare
Those which don’t look very great,
For all we must appreciate.
Whether small or whether large,
They’re from the one who’s still in charge
And yes, it’s true, He cares so much
About the bird our hands may touch.
We’re bigger than the birds, you see,
But we control their destiny;
So, too, Hashem is great indeed,
And watching for our every need.
Compared to him we’re very humble
His small voice a mighty rumble,
But to Him small things matter, too;
So He’s always nearby, caring for you!
Argh! Shiluach Haken is one mitzvah that I have heard taken waaaaay out of context to the point of ridiculous. If you're not collecting eggs or looking to eat them, why on earth would anyone shoo away the mother?ReplyDelete
Sorry, it's a hot button topic for me.
Really??? Like in what way? And can't we just accept it in a general "cool - God really IS in the details" kind of way? Anyway, you can always check out last year's parsha poem; it's about the yefes toar (captive woman) an how she is like a toy shop. ;-)ReplyDelete