Legacy Project

Weekly Unscrolled Torah Portion: Emor

May 11, 2022

Journalist, novelist, and filmmaker Dana Adam Shapiro writes a Dr. Suess style poem about this week’s Torah portion.

I’ve been thumping the Bible
And thinking of truth
Of an eye for an eye
And a tooth for a tooth.
Of revenge, retribution
AYIN TACHAT AYIN, That dish best served cold
Was it cooked on Mount Zion?


Dana Adam Shapiro is a journalist, novelist, and filmmaker.  He was nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for his first film, Murderball. He is the author of the novel, The Every Boy and made a narrative feature called Monogamy.  His latest documentary, Daughters of the Sexual Revolution, won the Louis Black “Lone Star Award” at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, and is currently in development as a scripted series with Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah and Warner Bros.

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