Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Moses smashes the Tables of the Law upon seeing the Israelites worshiping the golden calf, as depicted in this famous engraving by Gustave Doré. Oh, those pesky Israelites!
When Moses came down from the mountain
With two slabs of stone in his hand,
He prepared to give pagans a trouncin’
And to make all his people pound sand.
They walked forty years in the desert,
Until all but a handful were dead,
And all of their milk turned to yogurt -
Then Moses, he laid down his head,
Saying, “Welcome a new generation,
To lead us all unto our land,
Where we can become a great nation,
And work toward a future that’s grand.
“It’s a land flowing with milk and honey
All loaded with dates and with figs
And neighbors that look at us funny
But (like us) refuse to eat pigs.
“So follow the words of my Teaching,
A light unto nations you’ll be -
And the Law I’m incessantly preaching
Will serve you well, now that you’re free!”