April 17th, 2008

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On Friday they're demolishing Cardburg


amma and anna visit 034, originally uploaded by jcruelty.

& from there we're taking the redeye to NYC. Another year, another Pesach. One nice thing about religion is that practicing it makes you very aware of the cyclical nature of time. You get attuned to the seasons. There are celebrations of renewal in spring, and festivals of light during the darkest days of winter.

Judaism especially is all about the sanctification of time. It's been argued that Jews were without a nation for so long that they became "at home only in time." What is the Sabbath if not an abstract cathedral erected each Saturday?

Heschel wrote the poetical book on this subject.