Jacob said to an angel,
Tell me your name

Abraham Mezrich

and did not let the angel go
clasping him so the angel, frantic,

would be made late for prayers.
A name of a man is his soul

but the name of an angel
is the description of a movement

So of course they could only fight.

But also they became close and an
angel of Heaven named Jacob his second

name. Now there was no more Divide and later,
in generations to come, Moses

would live in Heaven for several weeks.
Now there was no more Divide

and later the Talmud would say: when you pray
pray for the good of everyone

Image: Bill Bragg, Ladder 1

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