Nasso: Yesod Malkhut

Dedicated to Rabbi Yael Levi for her comfort 
and Dael Adams for her tenderness

 
Beneath the cracking of our foundation
 
There is a matrix.
 
A matrix built
 
Root by root
 
Descendants of the names.
 
And from those roots
 
Comes a sprouting
 
Where I have been called to stand.

 
Judaism cannot remain still.
 
It was created to move. 
 
Decreed when traveling, 
 
Utensils were to be covered,
 
Under a skin of beauty.

 
When the Mishkan journeys
 
The Levites will take it down.
 
When the Mishkan encamps
 
The Levites shall erect it.

 
And though there be forces,
 
Seemingly against us,
 
From all around,
 
In colors lit on breast-plate,
 
Oh, holy collective,
 
By white light shimmering
 
Flowing from The One, 
 
Whether moving or tranquil,
 
For both have been before,
 
We shall remain.

We are protected.
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