Category Archives: calendar

The days were the days of the ripening of the grapes.

You haven’t had time to forget the story of the spies yet. Moses sends twelve good men and true out of the wilderness to check out the Promised Land; they come back reporting that the land is full of scary giants; the people decide that they actually don’t want to invade right now thanks all […]

Like snow at harvest-time

So how was your Shavuot? I spent it in Washington Heights, davening at Breuer’s. Breuer’s looks like this on Shavuot: Green velvet draperies, all hung about with boughs and flowers, with trees in tubs, and a chuppah-thing over the amud made from green branches. When it is a hundred degrees out and you walk into […]