Tag Archives: Hebrew calendar

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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Starting Over in a Different Frame of Mind

Not only different objects are presented to our attention at different seasons of the year, but we are in a different frame of body and of mind to appreciate different objects at different seasons. I see one thing when it is cold and another when it is warm.

Journal, November 17, 1858.

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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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Considering seven-and-a-half years of daily Talmud study – NYTimes.com

Considering seven-and-a-half years of daily Talmud study – NYTimes.com.

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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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