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  • I am in one of those tohu-bohu times of disintegration where what once seemed solid falls away and the shape of things to come remains in shadow.

    Tohu Bohu

  • The list of the heresies of the thirteenth century is already long, but it is increasing every day, to the great joy of those erudite ones who are making strenuous efforts to classify everything in that tohu-bohu of mysticism and folly.

    Life of St. Francis of Assisi

  • So welcome to tohu-bohu, where I fell asleep one night to the image of John Stewart on “The Daily Show” hefting the ten-pound text of the new immigration bill and woke up the next morning to the sound of some Democratic presidential candidate asserting the importance of national standards and testing in education, even though it is plainly evident that every child is different and only a great deal of personal attention can ensure that every one is supported in realizing his or her full potential.

    Tohu Bohu

  • I’d like to send all the candidates to tohu-bohu camp for a mental reshuffle.

    Tohu Bohu

  • I’ll spare you the boring details of personal tohu-bohu and go straight to politics, where a little fruitful chaos suddenly sounds like a great idea.

    Tohu Bohu

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  • The closure of a vegan restaurant can be gut-wrenching time.

    October 18, 2008

  • Alt. of tohubohu.

    October 17, 2008

  • tohu-bohu-n. emptiness and desolation

    October 17, 2008