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Sunset at Walden Pond is different every time. Tonight, from my kayak, it looked like a big flame diving down behind the trees.
A quiet woodsy morning evolves into a wake-up call. Continue reading
Posted in 60-Day Spiritual Journey, Hebrew, Hebrew in the Wild, Impermanence, Jewish holidays, Jews, Judaism, Leaf, Morning, Nature, rooster, season, Thoreau, Time, Walden Pond, Walden the Book, weather
Tagged Boston, commuter rail, Hebrew, Hebrew calendar, Henry David Thoreau, Jewish holiday, Judaism, nature, Rosh haShanah, season, shofar, thoreau, walden, walden pond, weather
“Oak corn, that is ac-corn, or acorn,” (from Thoreau’s Wild Fruits) July 31. It’s 7 AM and acorns are pelting my car, which is parked in the driveway near the open window where I sit writing. A sunny summer day … Continue reading
“Language is the most perfect art in the world. The chisel of a thousand years retouches it.” Continue reading
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Tagged A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Concord Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau, journal, Language, Literature, thoreau, walden
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
Posted in Adult Education, Bible, Hebrew, Judaism, Kabbalah, Language, Morning, Thoreau, Transcendentalism
Tagged adult education, Concord Massachusetts, Hebrew teacher, Henry David Thoreau, Judaism, Talmud, thoreau, walden, walden pond, wisdom, wise
Thoreau and the ancient Jewish sages agree: Learn a few words of Hebrew. Continue reading
Posted in Adult Education, Hebrew, Judaism, Language, Reading, Thoreau, Why Not Hebrew?
Tagged adult education, Hebrew, Hebrew alphabet, Hebrew language, Hebrew teacher, Henry David Thoreau, Jewish, Judaism, Language, Mishna, Pirkei Avot, Talmud, thoreau, Thoreau Society, walden
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
Posted in Botany, Hebrew, Illness, Judaism, Language, Latin, Nature, Reading, The New Yorker, Thoreau, weather
Tagged AG13, Annual Gathering, botany, Concord, Concord Massachusetts, Darwin, faith, Henry David Thoreau, Judaism, Massachusetts, On the Origin of Species, seed, Talmud, thoreau, Thoreau Society