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A Beautiful Poem for Shabbat Yitro by Yehuda Amichai: “My father was a god and did not know it”

My father was a god and did not know it. He gave me The Ten Commandments neither in thunder nor in furry; neither in fire nor in cloud But rather in gentleness and love. And he added caresses and kind words and he added “I beg You,” and “please.” And he sang “keep” and “remember” the Shabbat In a single melody

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