“Poetry for Shavuot, when we read about Ruth, a Moabite woman considered to be the first convert to Judaism”

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The Story of Ruth, in Three Poems: Poetry for Shavuot, when we read about Ruth, a Moabite woman considered to be the first convert to Judaism – Erika Dreifus – Tablet

The Awakening

Erika Dreifus

Yes, daughter, go, said Naomi,
and so off Ruth went, out from Bethlehem,
to the fields of barley,
the fields of Boaz.

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Upon Reading Erika Dreifus’s Three Poems for Shavuot: A reverie of Victor Hugo – Paul Berman – Tablet

Victor Hugo tells this story, too.
In his account, the man may have his years,
But grandeur is a man’s attractive strength.
For women gaze at beautiful young boys,

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