Tag Archives: Judaism

Late-August Succession of Morning Sounds

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

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A Little Quiz on Wisdom

Who said which?  Match the answers below with these five quotations: Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. The beginning of wisdom is awe of the One. I have always been regretting that … Continue reading

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“Make to You a Teacher”

Thoreau and the ancient Jewish sages agree: Learn a few words of Hebrew. Continue reading

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Faith in a Seed

I recently finished reading Faith in a Seed, which collects some of Henry Thoreau‘s late nature writing that was published for the first time in 1993.  The book is composed largely of one of his lesser-known essays, “The Dispersion of Seeds,” … Continue reading

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Awaiting Hurricane Sandy with a Hebrew Sentence

A blessing for Hurricane Sandy. 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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Ghost Boat, Part I

Henry David Thoreau secretly studied Biblical Hebrew while he lived in the cabin at Walden Pond. Continue reading

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