A Fish Story – Found in The NY Times, 2007

Flickr (Tania Advani).

They’re still debating whether or not

it was God revealing Himself that day

to the two fish cutters in the Catskills.

Mr. Luis Nivelo, a born-again Christian,

was lifting a live 20-pound carp

out of the box of iced-down fish

and was about to club it on the head

when it began to speak Hebrew.

The shock of a fish speaking Hebrew—

or any language, ancient or modern—

threw Luis against the wall and down

to the slimy wooden packing crates

that covered the cutting room floor.

He looked around to see if the voice

had come from the slop sink,

or the shop’s cat. But it had not.

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Source Citation: Tikkun 2017 Volume 32, Number 2:80


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