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Featured, News, Travel

L’Shana Tovah: 5779 In Review, 5780 Preview

5779 saw the publication of our book, The Kosher Backpacker, the launch of our Appalachian Trail app, and this website. It was a big year of developing specifically Jewish content for the...

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Appalachian Trail, Featured, Hiking, News

Water Crossings

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was started well before the tragic drowning and ensuing images of the father and daughter who perished crossing the Rio Grande. We will translate this...

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News, Weekly Parsha

A Green Shavuot Call to Action

Shavuot, as we mentioned in a previous post, celebrates the end of the counting of the Omer period (which coincided with the grain harvest in antiquity), and marks the Jewish people...

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Appalachian Trail, Featured, Hiking, News

Memorial Day Weekend in Gulf Hagas

In a year's time, Memorial Day will come around. New names will be on our lists that we read. The war rages on, little changes. And that's how life is between Memorial Days, even...

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News

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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