sweating gold in the camp.
The Law in his hands
The letters of stone
take fright -
take flight -
back to the top
of the mountain
to the Master.
And the stone-dead weight,
too heavy for the hand of man
to the ground.
Just another brick from the wall.
The 17th of Tammuz is a day of fasting which commemorates five tragedies in the history of the Jewish People.
- Medrash, Ki Sisa
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This poem originally appeared in SEASONS OF THE MOON for Tammuz 5756.
Written by Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair.
General Editor: Rabbi Moshe Newman.
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