Fridays with Manny


Song of the Grasses

Many years ago, I met a remarkable teacher, Rabbi Gershon Winkler. My first introduction to him was through his books.

Every day, I continue to read his book, “Kabbalah 365. Daily Fruit from the Tree of Life”. It is a compilation of wisdom from different Jewish sources. I wrote about one of them on June 11, 2021, about the light. This time, I want to share a quote from “Likuttei Ha’Ma Haran Tanina, No. 3”, written by eighteenth century Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.

“When you take your next stroll in the woods, or peer out the window at your lawn, try to hear the chanting that resounds around you. All is singing every moment. How good and how beautiful is it when one is able to hear the song of the grasses.” Or to photograph them, as I did in Golden Gate Park.

Enjoy and Share!