Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Parsha Beha'alotcha

       Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses
       ..."Has the Lord spoken only through Moses?
       Has he not spoken through us also? And the
       Lord heard it."
                 Numbers 12:1-2
       And the anger of the Lord was kindled against
      When the cloud went away from over the tent,
      Miriam had become leprous...
                 Numbers 12:9-10

I get it
God doesn't like gossip
God doesn't care for jealousy
Miriam and Aaron prattle
thinking God doesn't hear
or notice how they whisper
I get it
God's displeased
and punishes Miriam
What about Aaron?
I know Aaron's upset,
argues with God,
pleads for Miriam,
but his skin doesn't
whither and whiten
Something's missing
in this telling


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