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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote.

Emerson, R. W., & Needleman, J. (2008). The spiritual Emerson: Essential works. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin.

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Food for Thought for the New Year

Here’s a wonderful quote from Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, taken from my book SPIRIT STONES:

“There’s a very compelling metaphor I heard first from Jacob Needleman. He says that there is a mountain and the mountain is very high, and the top of the mountain is being with God. 158 more words

Teaching on the Edge

(This is a highly abbreviated edition of a previously published page)

Once you start looking, the heartfelt criticisms of modern education are stunning. In a delightful letter written to Paul Strand from Texas in 1917, Georgia O’Keeffe told of an exhilarating risk she took in her search for authentic education: “I’ve talked in Faculty Meeting,” she wrote, “a rearing, snorting time – it was amazing to me – I just knocked everybody’s head against the wall and made hash – and told them what I thought of school teachers and their darned courses of study and raised a time generally — it was an event … I talked for conservation of thought- in the child and the student- education for the livingness of life rather than to get a certificate- That teachers are not living – they are primarily teachers … Art never seemed so worthwhile to me before” (Cowart & Hamilton, 1987, P. 2,069 more words

Philosophy

Video: Jewish Mysticism in America Today ("today" being June 7, 1978)

The good gets going around 12 minutes in:

Jewish Mysticism in America with Dr. Arthur Green, Dr. Charles Rosen, and Rabbi Zalman Schachter, an Occasional Forum sponsored by the Graduate Theological Union Program for the Study of New Religious Movements in America, Berkeley, CA, on June 7, 1978.

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