דין, the rabbis note, is the holy judgment

And courtroom claims, so that names like

Dinah denote judicial proceedings. Leah

That holy mother, having borne six sons of

The Vision, twelve, and perceiving four sons

From the handmaids, concerns her gaze towards

Weeping Rachel her barren womb and calls

Heavenward to question divine justice, pleading

No protesting

God’s grace to subdue her pregnant body and the

Tiny boy within to the likeness of feminine glory

Sparing familial hardships and gifting male

Heirs to others, completing the preordained

Number. And so Dinah the girlish form of

Protest and divine wrestling comes screaming

Into the world, proving even God himself can be

Swayed by the protests of the weak.

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