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Better "the knife fell from his hands"
post-traumatic stress disorder
I love this poem; I use it to teach intergenerational trauma. And intergenerational transmission of epigenetic changes in response to trauma
Midrash: The ashes of Isaac are heaped up and placed on the altar
which "boy" is he referring to? Ishmael or Isaac?
The English word is Enjambment -( literature skipping )
Also: stand erect
a very powerful elucidation! When was this written?
Because Abraham is "human" and not God, therefore Abraham will fail to meet his son's eyes.
But the one that is born with a Maahelet in Heart is promised survival and continuity!
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the midrash says that Yitzhak did not return with Abraham after the akekda
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Is t he poem saying that Jews are born in some way damaged?
yitzhak went to learn in yeshivat Shem v’ever
Is "His first strength" referring to Abraham or Isaac
mj Levinson ; Famous book on midrashic treatment The Last Trial by Shalom Spiegel
When Isaac could see clearly he chose Esau. Only when his eyes were dimmed, was Jacob able to trick him into blessing him...he was not drawn to Jacob when he could see clearly.
Yivkeh/ “will cry”
"Yishma" in the second to last line should be "Ishma"
You don't do it .. you lose the connection
to the last line
Actually, Abraham had eight sons! Six from Keturah.,
Ishmael was saved by an angel who showed the well
Sarah also saves Yitzhak from Yishmael
why is the name Ishmael /Yishmael ?
So does HaShem listen, laugh and cry?
Water was one time he was saved. But Hagar saved Ishmael when she agreed to the deal presented to her by the angel.
The most important thing is that G-d weeps
so who was mother of the 3rd son in poem?
connection to Heritage? First Abraham takeshis kids to the mountain. Once he dies , Isaac does the same to his kids etc etc.
Heritage of Custom from one year to another , from one Generation To next ….
'...Where my war took place...Amichai's critical life event, where life hanfs in the balance? Similar to Abraham and Yitzchak.
Because God heared Hagar's plea, so the angel told her when he told her she was carrying Abraham's son who's name is Yishmael.
The war also involved a sacrifice--of his fellow soldiers. Not a happy ending though.
Sons? there is only one! Yishmael was send away with his mother when Isaacwas born.
And there is the broad Amichai theme of "remembering, forgetting, remembering...".
Isaac waits until Abraham is dead before he brings his own sons...one wonders...
People who are not Jews are speaking Hebrew and writing poetry -- Va'an Nguyen (Vietnamese raised in Israel). Do the Jewish midrashim affect their Hebrew?
"Forgive and forget" must not be a Jewish motif nor a theme
Linda Henry Goodman
Many thanks Rachel, as always.
Thank you so much!
Jewish way is: Forgive and yet Remember
Toda Rachel And ALL
Hagar or his third wife
the poet is not the poem. many times the poet has no idea what he/she “meant.”
we are all there mother
There is a very different heritage (cf., Gouri) in Christian tradition of someone else sacrificing His son. Knife left in a heart is also a sense of perpetual guilt (original sin?)..
I usually think of 'knife in the heart' as the way a mother induces guilt in another, usually her child.
Or sometimes the child pushes the knife into her heart:(
Tova, thanks you for these words. My daughter is training to be a nurse, and has chosen to work in a long term care facility this summer — here in Montreal our death rate is the 7th highest in the world. I am very proud of her (and also very stressed).
Brings me to tears.
Those middle of night calls are always fear inducing, no matter the circumstances, unfortunately!
Hilarious!! many are available with English subtitles.
And also the TelA viv tv show that mocks the weekly news. I’m blanking on the name.
Elisabeth Shapiro’s iPad
we need an Alterman to address the everyday issues here in the US.