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Mourning and the Wilderness

We touch on hitbotedut in our book, with the semi-famous lines of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, and the fantastic communion with the Divine that’s available in the wilderness. But what...

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Hiking, News, Travel

Antisemitism on the Trail

WARNING: Some unsettling content ahead. Just as an FYI, there’s no context that makes what happens in this video “okay.”  The mayor of Damascus, in the wake of the...

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Appalachian Trail, Hiking, News

2019 Thru Hiker Profile: Hugs and Fecteau

The 2019 Appalachian Trail thru-hiking season has begun, and at The Kosher Backpacker, we want to profile long distance hikers of interest. There’s nothing more near and dear to my...

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Appalachian Trail, Hiking, News

Court Denies Pipeline on AT in Virginia

(RICHMOND, Va.) — A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request to reconsider a ruling throwing out a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including...

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Appalachian Trail, News

Conservation deal protects 10,000 acres in Western Maine

The Trust for Public Land, partnering with the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust and the U.S. Navy, announced that more than 10,000 acres along the Appalachian Trail in the mountains of...

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Appalachian Trail, Featured, Weekly Parsha

Daughters of Tzelafchad: Women’s Voice in the Wilderness

This week’s parsha is Pinchas, Numbers 25:10 – 30:1 There is a candidate for a state house race here in Maine, she’s what I’d call a “super...

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Featured, Hiking, News, Staff Picks

The Kosher Backpacker, The Wandering Jew

This is a modified version of the foreword that appears in my book, The Kosher Backpacker, as an introduction to this site. – Brian Kresge, aka “Strings Attached” I saw...

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Camping, Featured, News, On The Water

On Tranquil Waters: Debsconeag Lakes

After a test of my RAV4’s tires and suspension coming down a 4.5 mile stretch of rocks and pits, Amelia and I stood on the perhaps manufactured beach along the Debsconeag Deadwater at...

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