Friday Florilegium

Were our mouths filled with a singing like the sea, and our tongues awash with song, as waves-countless, and our lips to lauding, as the skies are wide, and our eyes illumined like the sun and the moon, and our hands spread out like the eagles of heaven, and our feet as fleet as fawns. Still, we would not suffice in thanking you, lord God of us and God of our fathers, in blessing your name for even one of a thousand, thousand, from the thousands of thousands and the ten thousands of ten thousands of times you did good turns for our fathers, [and mothers], and for us.

–from the New American Haggadah, translated by Nathan Englander

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  • Br Graham-Michoel

    Is the New American Haggadah a new publication?
    Beautiful words. Continuing to love your blog.
    Graham-Michoel

  • N Carson

    Who is this painting by? An image of the sublime?

  • N Carson

    It finally clicked… Albert Bierstadt’s Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast.

    Nice, though his work strikes me as a bit heavy on the infusion of the transcendent. Still, thanks for the piece!