The Spice-Box of Earth: Remembering Where We Come From

June 24, 2011
By Rabbi Lawrence Troster
Huffington Post

The poet Leonard Cohen once wrote:

Out of the Land of Heaven
Down comes the warm Sabbath sun
Into the spice-box of earth.

(From “Out of the Land of Heaven,” The Spice-Box of Earth, Bantam Books: New York, 1968, p. 70.)