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Canoeing, dog sledding, wilderness camping, Judaism, spiritual renewal, John Muir, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nachman of Bratzlav, hasidism, family camping, stars, cooking over open fires, studying Torah

Canoeing, dog sledding, wilderness camping, Judaism, spiritual renewal, John Muir, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nachman of Bratzlav, hasidism, family camping, stars, cooking over open fires, studying Torah

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  • 1. Combining Judaism and Wilderness Travel Since 1990 Burningbushadventures@gmail.com Burningbushadventures.com 413-652-7086
  • 2. ‫מתנה וממדבר‬ And from wilderness, a gift… ‫וממדבר‬ Numbers 21.18‫מתנה‬ And from wilderness, a gift… (Numbers 21.18)
  • 3. Wilderness trips plus: Torah Study Canoeing Davennen Dog Sledding Nature Back Country Camping Rites of Passage Families Groups Shabbat under the stars
  • 4. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. The world, we are told, was made especially for man – a presumption not supported by all the facts. (John Muir: Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf)
  • 5. Kabbalat Shabbat on the Delaware River
  • 6. I think the map says we go this way
  • 7. Every Trip Includes * Vegetarian, locally grown food * * Hand made wood canoes & sleds* * Time for reflection and meditation* Trips are led by Rabbi Howard Cohen who has 30 years of experience guiding wilderness trips.
  • 8. Canoeing up stream
  • 9. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. In the woods is perpetual youth. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • 10. Dog Sledding in Western Maine QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 11. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. The clearest Universe a forest (John Muir) way into the is through wilderness.
  • 12. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Mah tovu ohalecha… O how goodly are your tents… (Numbers 24.5)
  • 13. Burning Bush Adventures Lead Dog: Rabbi Howard Cohen Burningbushadventures@gmail.com 413-652-7086 QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 14. Wilderness is a necessary condition for … true internalization of Torah… (Midrash Rabbah)
  • 15. … wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire.
  • 16. Prayer enables us create a wilderness within, where a person can be alone with God. (Maimonides) The happiest person is the one who learns from nature the lesson of worship. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • 17. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Every trip includes time for: • Reflection • Journaling • Meditation • Prayer • And lots of fun
  • 18. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Ask the beast and it will teach you. Job 12:7
  • 19. Why, mountains, did you leap like rams! (Psalm: 114:6)
  • 20. Sailing down this golden river, sun and water all my own..
  • 21. It is impossible for human intelligence to comprehend God, yet certain places may allow people to experience the necessary risk that opens them, body and soul, to what their minds cannot entertain. Belden C Lane, Solace of Fierce Landscapes;
  • 22. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. & Tiferet Trails Burning Bush Adventures and Tiferet Trails (Jessica/Yaffa Rubin) are teaming up to offer a Canoe Based Adventure on Lake Champlain This trip is for you if you are between 12 - 15 years old and want to develop outdoor skills, bring your Judaism into uncharted territories, and experience how Jewish wisdom can support your life journey The Trip Runs July 21 - 24 No prior experience required. We are non-denominational. Cost: 500.00 per person. We provide all gear except clothing. Kosher and vegetarian food. (75.00 early bird discount if registered by May 1)
  • 23. Early Hints that Howard Might Become a Wilderness Rabbi When Howard was a child he used to play in the woods near his home all day long. At first his parents left him alone. But because he used to venture deeper and deeper into the woods his parents began to worry. The woods were unsafe in their mind. There were wild animals, poisonous plants, stinging insects, dangerous cliffs, and unsavory people lurking in the woods. So his parents decided to share their concerns with him. “Howard”, they said, “we notice how much you enjoy spending time in the woods. Why do you prefer the woods over playing ball with your friends or riding your bike in the park?” To their surprise Howard replied, “I go there to find God”. “Well that is great. We’re glad you are seeking God. But don’t you know that God is the same everywhere?” “Yes, I know this”, Howard said, “but I am not.”