Posts from the ‘Spiritual Traveler’ category

A voice from the spiritual trail.

Bees

An observation, wrapped in a yearning. A prayer. A poem of bees and guns. See also: “Against Gun Violence” and “After a Deadly Rampage” Bees The…

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Duet of Joy and Sorrow

“I consider it a spiritual awakening that I can hold grief and joy simultaneously, that they exist side by side,” I told Michael Liben on his…

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The One about Kittens

Living in Jerusalem, I’m told, eventually every writer, sooner or later, writes about cats. I suppose the same thing could be said about Key West, with…

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Summoned to the World

A simple meditation about why G-d called your soul to earth, and what it says about the choices you make. Summoned to the WorldSomething you doWill…

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Between Egypt and Sinai

On Saturday evening we finish counting three weeks of the Omer. With four more weeks to go, we have metaphorically left Egypt behind, but — on…

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Orchid, Cedar and Date Palm

A simple meditation inspired by nature. Israel is home to roughly 30 varieties of wild orchids. I took this photo of a pyramidal orchid — בן-סחלב…

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Recipe for a Life, Redux

I made sweet and sour meatballs today for the first time. And chicken soup. The kitchen smells lovely, like our family Seders of long ago. Underneath,…

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Come Walk, Revisited

Saturday marks 50 years since the first manned spacecraft landed on the Moon, with the first human steps there coming a few hours later, with Apollo…

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Rhythm and Grace

This is another song of the Spiritual Traveler, calling on each of us to hear the music that surrounds us and to feel the power that…

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The Broken Sky

Another song of the Spiritual Traveler, hinting that if we look beyond that which appears to be broken we will see that everything is holy. ADDENDUM,…

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