Yom Kippur- A Day of Perfect Balance

Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement. It is the holiest day of the year in the Jewish calendar. It is the crown jewel of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur is a day of personal and communal reflection. This year (2019), Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Tuesday October 8 and ends at sundownContinue reading “Yom Kippur- A Day of Perfect Balance”

Ritualized Self Care for Jewish Women

Self care. It’s something that you hear witchy and holistic types talking about a lot. Self care is critical because if we don’t care for our own needs we soon run out of steam when caring for others. What exactly is self care? It’s anything you do for yourself in order to recharge your physical,Continue reading “Ritualized Self Care for Jewish Women”

Asherah Rising

Queen of Heaven beside her King Sacred Tree beside the Temple Female with Male Two are One in Divine Harmony.   Raisin cakes baked for her Libations of wine poured out Women worshipped her Knowing they were created in her image.   But man feared woman’s power Afraid she would deny him Could not letContinue reading “Asherah Rising”

The Mezuzah as Amulet

Have you ever noticed that Jewish homes have a little box attached to the doorpost? It’s a slanted box on the outside of the home (and sometimes on doorposts of interior rooms).  This little box is called a mezuzah, and it’s one of the amulets that Jews have used throughout history to bring protection toContinue reading “The Mezuzah as Amulet”

Purim, Witches, and Jews- Oh My!

This week Jews will be celebrating the minor holiday of Purim. I’ve spent some time this weekend preparing for the holiday, and I’ve done quite a bit of thinking. I’ve been thinking a lot about the similarities between Jews and witches.  For those of you who don’t know, Purim is the holiday that celebrates andContinue reading “Purim, Witches, and Jews- Oh My!”