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The Torah In Haiku: Bereshit

The Torah In Haiku: Bereshit


Here we go again
Turning to the beginning
Just like Bag Bag said

Pirke Avot 5:22:

Ben Bag Bag used to say, "Turn it, and turn it, for everything is in it. Reflect on it and grow old and gray with it. Don't turn from it, for nothing is better than it."

Of course, Ben Bag Bag meant more than just turning back to the beginning after reading the final verses of Torah - which is what we did on Simchat Torah. This Shabbat we start another year of studying, of turning, of growing (not just growing old and gray) with Torah. There will always be new things to be found, new things to learn, and new things to reflect upon.

Here's wishing everyone another wonderful year of studying Torah.

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

Image by michel D'anastasio via Flickr

Published: 9/27/2013

Categories: Learning, Torah Study
About the Author

Ed Nickow is a teacher and member of the Board of Trustees at Temple Chai in Long Grove, IL. He blogs at The Torah in Haiku.

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