Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Mystical ‘Orchard’ of Music

In studying the Torah, Judaism identifies four ways of approaching their Sacred Text. The first three apply nicely to ANY text (sacred and otherwise). Suppose we take the soliloquy “Friends, Romans and countrymen, lend me your ears…” (BTW, in Hebrew, … Continue reading

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“Turtles All The Way Down”

There’s an ancient cosmology that goes something like this: An ancient teacher taught that the earth rested on the back of a huge turtle. “But teacher”, a student asked, “what holds up the turtle?” “Ah”, he said, “that’s easy. He … Continue reading

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