Rabbi Abraham ben Moses, On Nature
In order to serve God, one needs access to the enjoyment of the beauties of nature, such as the contemplation of flower-decorated meadows, majestic mountains, flowing rivers… For all these are essential to the spiritual development of even the holiest people.

Suggested Discussion Questions:

Why do you think one need's access to nature in order to serve God? What does this mean for those who live in urban settings?

How do you reconcile this texts and others that state that question the effectiveness of praying outside, since one might be tempted to worship nature rather than God?

Time Period: Medieval (Geonim through the 16th Century)