What does it mean to be spiritually well fed? It means that with the most ancient ceremonies and with new ones, with chanted words and dancing gestures, with special clothes and feasts and fasts, we celebrate together the life-cycle ceremonies of birth and adolescence, adulthood and eldering and death; the earth-connected ceremonies of seed and sprout and flower and fruit; the historical path of liberation, covenant, journey, polity, exile; the spiritual spiral of emergence, encounter, fulfillment, retreat, and renewal. If we do this well, we will find more joy in the sharing of pain, love, and struggle; less need to swallow up the earth by amassing the idols of the mall.

Arthur Waskow, Down-to-Earth Judaism