Poem by Sarah Namer
When Israel exited Egypt
And sundered its ties with the past,
God fed and protected the people
And led them to Sinai at last.
And Moses went up on Mount Sinai
In thunder and light, to its brim,
Our Creator then “sat down” with Moses
To create a new contract with him.
Our people had come up from slavery,
There had never been “Hebrew” scribes,
So God wrote out ten commandments
For Moses to give to his tribes.
That contract was something so precious,
Forged in a bond with “The Lord”,
It is said we exchanged our own children,
For those tablets, with one accord.
So it’s up to our children to listen,
To learn and remember that day.
Like those tablets, they equal our freedom,
With the promise to keep us that way.