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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