One Step Beyond

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Seasons of the Moon Poetry


ONE STEP BEYOND

Seven days of the week,
Seven notes of the scale,
Seven is the rhythm of the natural world and Eight...
Eight is
ONE STEP BEYOND.

Eight are the days till Milah,
Raising the body beyond itself.
Bris Milah is
ONE STEP BEYOND.
Eight-Shmoneh-and Soul-Neshama-
are written with the same letters
Because
The Soul is
ONE STEP BEYOND.

And Eight are the lights of Chanukah
Because
Chanukah
is ONE STEP BEYOND.


    Sources:
  • MaHaral

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This poem originally appeared in SEASONS OF THE MOON for Kislev 5756.
Written by Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair.
General Editor: Rabbi Moshe Newman.
HTML Design: Michael B. Treblow

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