Miketz: "At the end of"
The past they say
Fertile years traced themselves into days of famine
And now after years of Joseph's Egypt days
In their gnawing days of poverty
Where pangs of hunger plow their souls
But today their heavy hands reach toward a stranger
"Can you save our lives?"
Or is he somehow known to them?
His tone is strange and manner rough
But his tenderness opens their hearts
As his command opens the silos of wheat
They shall not leave wanting
And as the mystery unfolds
Another step closer is taken to understanding
While somehow food of the soul
Rabbi Tad Campbell
(Rabbi Tad Campbell is a published writer and poet who holds an MA from the University of Oxford, England, the MTS from Duke, and his rabbinical ordination from the Rabbinical Seminary. He is a board certified chaplain and pastoral counselor and currently serves with Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater, Florida.)