Artwork by Daniel Kabakoff
LEKH LEKHA/CHAPTER 3
Out of the crucible of his first test
From Ur Kasdim, obeying G-d’s command,
Walked Avraham to find the Promised Land.
Wherever he went, he made G-d manifest.
The power that kept Par’oh’s lustful hand
From Sarah, and put tyrant hosts to flight,
The generosity that shed its light
Wherever his tent was pitched. He made expand
Ripples of good to comfort the upright
And planted in this nether world the sense
Of how the most high G-d prepares and sends
Good to the world, from His recess of might,
From Wisdom’s point to the circumference
Of Intellect, and Knowledge most intense.