Winter, Poem, Shabbat

mt view thru

Winter solitude–
in a world of one color
the sound of wind.

Matsuo Basho

Today in Jewish history: The Torah was translated into Greek (246 BCE)

Shabbat Shalom!

December 21, 2012 – 8 Tevet, 5773

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14 responses to “Winter, Poem, Shabbat

  1. Somewhere yesterday I was reading about how the translation into Greek is viewed as a Bad Thing because it took the Torah from a place of worship where it was studied as a holy book to a library, where it became a source of secular study. I’m sure I’m oversimplifying though, especially because for the life of me I can’t remember where I read it.

  2. It looks like a crisp day, but not as cold as it feels in New Jersey! I like the snow-capped mountain in the back.

  3. Lovely! Is this near where you live? Shabbat Shalom!

  4. Yes, a lovely photo (I love the hint of snow-capped mountain!) and a serene haiku that speaks winter to me. Hmmm. I feel like reading Peter Hoeg’s novel ‘Miss Smilla’s Feeling For Snow’ again…

  5. Your photo is a great representation of winter, as is the poem. Both are beautiful.

  6. a beautiful scene Lorri… I didn’t know that bit of Torah history.

  7. Oops, thank you, Laura for the kind words.

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