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“Heaven and Everything Else”

I first read Abraham Joshua Heschel’s The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man less than twenty years after its publication. It was already a classic among readers who cherished the few works of Jewish thought written in artful, eloquent English for a literate audience. Heschel summoned . . . . Continue Reading »

Sabbath Alone

The sun falls between the leaves outside the kitchen window as I prepare for my first Sabbath alone. Beginning on Thursday morning, Sabbath greetings have arrived, and they have not ceased. From Berlin a photograph of flowers for the Sabbath table, and then a goodbye to my parents in Sydney as they . . . . Continue Reading »

Antidote to Fast Living

“Describing the Sabbath is like describing ice cream to somebody who has never eaten it.  You can describe it all you want, but the proof is in the big spoonful of Cherry Garcia.” Gayle Trotter:  Today I am speaking with Dr. Matthew Sleeth, author of the book 24/6: a . . . . Continue Reading »

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