gershon hepner

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I am a physician who was educated in England and moved to the US in 1968 and to LA in 1976. In addition I am a scholar of the Hebrew Bible, and have written a book, Legal Friction: Law, Narrative and Identity Politics in Biblical Israel, published by Peter Lang Publishing in 2010. I am the father of four children who are all above average, and grandfather of nine exceptional grandchildren.

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My language always is precise,
but I’m prepared to take advice
from people who can’t follow what
I’m saying. When I’m being hot,

Once You Touch A Butterfly

Once you touch a butterfly
it often, flustered, fails to flutter,
and cannot soar into the sky
without a sputter and may splutter,

Accidental Beauty

The beauty of a ruin may be best
appreciated by a rank outsider,


Of almost bare, the derriere
of women wearing underwear
that covers little, I would sing,
and thongs that are designed to cling

Accentuate The Positive

Accentuate the positive, I said,
and minimize
the negative, and then lift up your head.
Look in my eyes,


Paul Smith 24 March 2021

I find your statement that Moses Cushite wife was unfaithful to be unsupported in the Tanakh.

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Jeff Fleischer 05 November 2014

Gershon, How is it going? Jeff Fleischer

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Jeff Fleischer 05 November 2014

Gershon, How is it going? Regards, Jeff Fleischer

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