Weekly Unscrolled Torah Portion: Hayyei Sarah
We hop on our camels and ride off to Canaan while my family sings: “O sister! May you grow Into thousands of myriads; May your offspring seize The gates of their foes.” I look back and smile. Damn straight they will.”
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