The Best is Yet to Come

The Best is Yet to Come October 19, 2022

By Leah Carnow

Parashat Bereshit (Genesis 1:1-6:8)

“Bet is two /  … Bet is second chances / … Bet is two sides (at least!) to every story…” 

To start the new Torah cycle, fourth-year rabbinical student Leah Carnow’s reflection on Parashat Bereshit (Genesis 1:1-6:8) takes the form of a creatively composed poem around ב (Bet), the second letter in the Hebrew alphabet.  

“We Begin again / Because we / Believe / We believe / It’s a real good bet.”  

Read the full poem here.  

Leah Carnow is a rabbinical student at Hebrew College in Newton Centre, MA.

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