Uncategorized, Wilderness Parsha

Re’eh: Gratitude for Trail Magic

For there will never cease to be hungry hikers on the trail. Every class of thru-hikers on any of our long trails comes with stories of how the “trail will …...

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Appalachian Trail, Wilderness Parsha

Matot-Masei: Promises

This parsha contains the most voluminous treatment of vows in Torah. In common parlance, we think of a vow (in the Hebrew, neder) as a commitment made using G-d’s name.  We …...

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Appalachian Trail, Featured, Wilderness 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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