The Torah In Haiku: Lech L’cha

At Abraham’s bris
He was 99 years old
Shver tzu zein a Yid*

Genesis 17:24: Abraham was 99 years old when he was circumcised on the flesh of his foreskin.

* Yiddsh expression meaning “It’s tough to be a Jew.”

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About Ed Nickow

Ed Nickow is a teacher and member of the Board of Trustees at Temple Chai, Long Grove, IL. This post is from his blog The Torah in Haiku.

One Response to “The Torah In Haiku: Lech L’cha”

  1. JanetheWriter

    All the more so when you have to perform your own circumcision!

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