Category Archives: Jewish holidays

Being the Grass

It’s been dew, dew, dew, yet I’ve hardly given its “influence” a thought. Continue reading

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Late-August Succession of Morning Sounds

A quiet woodsy morning evolves into a wake-up call. Continue reading

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Awaiting Hurricane Sandy with a Hebrew Sentence

A blessing for Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading

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Life Is Just a Bus Ride

Simplify! Go live in a hut and be joyous! Continue reading

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It’s Over

All existence comes to a standstill in cosmic silence. Continue reading

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Elul 1: Break a Damaging Pattern

Day #2 of the journey. Well, the sun has set on Elul the first — and the clock says it’s past midnight and therefore Monday — so here’s a short one.  In the coming year I’ll try to catch myself … Continue reading

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You’re Invited on a 60-Day Journey

This year I decided to blog my 60-day journey so I could invite readers to join in. Ready? Continue reading

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